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Big SurThe Making of a Prized California Landscape

Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Shelley Alden Brooks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol ... More

Coastal SagePeter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore

Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore

Thomas J. Osborne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283084
eISBN:
9780520958913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283084.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky ... More

Flavors of EmpireFood and the Making of Thai America

Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Mark Padoongpatt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Mark Padoongpatt makes use of original archival research ... More

Life of PaperLetters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Sharon Luk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the life-worlds sustained through letter correspondence within the evolution of racism and mass incarceration in California history. Across three cases, this investigation uncovers ... More

Tide Was Always HighThe Music of Latin America in Los Angeles

Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles

Josh Kun (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294394
eISBN:
9780520967533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294394.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1980, the celebrated new wave band Blondie headed to Los Angeles to record a new album and along with it, the cover song “The Tide Is High,” originally written by Jamaican legend John Holt. ... More

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