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Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915 : Americans and the California Dream - Kevin Starr

Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915

Americans and the California Dream

Hardcover Published: 10th May 1973
ISBN: 9780195016444
Number Of Pages: 512

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In the late nineteenth century, California became "the cutting edge of the American dream, " the final frontier both geographically and in the minds of the many men and women who went there to pursue their destinies. In this fascinating volume Keven Starr examines California's formative years to discover the orgins of the California dreams and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but on the rest of the country.

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"Highly readable....The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging....A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prophetic Patterns 1786-1850p. 3
Beyond Eldoradop. 49
City on a Hillp. 69
A Rapid, Monstrous Maturityp. 110
Because I Am a Californian"""": The Loyalties of Josiah Royce""""p. 142
Sport, Mountaineering, and Life on the Landp. 172
The Sonoma Finale of Jack London, Rancherp. 210
Bohemian Shoresp. 239
The City Beautiful and the San Francisco Fairp. 288
Life Among the Best and Truestp. 307
Gertrude Atherton, Daughter of the Elitep. 345
An American Mediterraneanp. 365
Americans and the California Dreamp. 415
Notesp. 445
Further Sourcesp. 460
Indexp. 480
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ISBN: 9780195016444
ISBN-10: 0195016440
Series: Americans and the California Dream
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 10th May 1973
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.3  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.8