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Competing Visions: A History of California [Paperback]

Robert Cherny , Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo , Richard Griswold delCastillo
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January 18, 2000 0395959640 978-0395959640 1
A strong social emphasis and succinct narrative distinguish this new text from other California history course books. Chronicling the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history, the text presents California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions-and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and other countries, highlighting its cultural diversity. This text's concise account in 13 chapters renders it suitable for both the semester and quarter-length course. Its chronological organization and thematic approach allow students to keep track of events and fully understand their significance.

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Robert W. Cherny is a professor of history at San Francisco State University. He has served as an NEH Fellow, Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He is also a former president of H-Net (an association of more than 100 electronic networks for scholars in the humanities and social sciences), the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Southwest Labor Studies Association. He has served as treasurer of the Organization of American Historians and as a member of the council of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch. A respected author, his books include AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE GILDED AGE, 1868-1900 (1997); SAN FRANCISCO, 1865-1932: POLITICS, POWER, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (with William Issel, 1986); A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1985, 1994); and POPULISM, PROGRESSIVISM, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF NEBRASKA POLITICS, 1885-1915 (1981). He also is co-editor of AMERICAN LABOR AND THE COLD WAR: UNIONS, POLITICS, AND POSTWAR POLITICAL CULTURE (with William Issel and Kieran Taylor, 2004). In addition, his articles on politics and labor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have appeared in journals, anthologies, and historical dictionaries and encyclopedias. In 2000, he and Ellen Du Bois co-edited a special issue of the "Pacific Historical Review" that surveyed women's suffrage movements in nine locations around the Pacific Rim. Cherny received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo is a professor of history at St. Mary's College and the author of DAUGHTERS OF AQUARIUS: WOMEN OF THE SIXTIES COUNTER CULTURE (2009). Her research interests include black migration, feminist theory, race relations and ethnicity, and urban poverty. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1993.

Richard Griswold del Castillo is professor emeritus of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. His recent books include CESAR CHAVEZ: A TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT (1997), THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO: A LEGACY OF CONFLICT (1992), and NORTH TO AZTLAN: A HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES (with Arnoldo De Leon, 2006).

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (January 18, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395959640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395959640
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #627,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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