A Companion to California History by William Deverell, David Igler

By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays via major students is an leading edge, thorough advent to the heritage and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays through major students within the field
  • Essays diversity generally throughout views, together with political, social, fiscal, and environmental history
  • Essays with comparable techniques are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another during the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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Born and raised in Selma in the southern San Joaquin Valley, his Japanese grandfathers were both second sons, which meant they would not inherit defining california through culture 17 land in Japan, and when they landed in California looking for a better life, they naturally gravitated toward the Central Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Mas’s family chose California not once, but twice: first, when they came to California, and again after they were released from the relocation camp in Arizona where the American government confined them during World War II.

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