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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 45 related to Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915.   

Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

Kevin Starr - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1986 - 380 pages
Examines the elements whose confluence defined Southern California including Spanish/Mexican influences, climate, and the rise of Hollywood
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Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950

Kevin Starr - History - 2003 - 416 pages
This volume deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social and cultural force it has ...
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The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s

Kevin Starr - History - 2002 - 480 pages
Or the new breed of female star - Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West - The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural ...
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Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California

Kevin Starr - History - 1997 - 402 pages
California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of ...
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Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920's

Kevin Starr - History - 1990 - 453 pages
Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream. In Material Dreams, he turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920's, when ...
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The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s

Kevin Starr - History - 1997 - 480 pages
What is now called "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. In "The Dream Endures", an excellent companion volume to his "Endangered Dreams", Kevin Starr ...
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California: A History

Kevin Starr - History - 2007 - 416 pages
California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr ...
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California: A History

Kevin Starr - History - 2007 - 370 pages
A definitive, single-volume history of the Golden State ranges from the earliest Native American cultures, through the Spanish and Mexican eras, the Gold Rush, and rise of ...
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