Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

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Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 4, 1986 - Fiction - 494 pages
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Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

This is a book I found fascinating even though it seemed to drag on forever. I worked on it for over two weeks. I'm a native Californian and this book taught me many new things. The content would have ... Read full review

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The first thing to recognize before reading this book is that it unabashedly follows the “great man” theory of history. This is NOT a people's history of California (although later volumes might be ... Read full review

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Kevin Starr is at University of San Francisco.

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