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American EmpireRoosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Neil Smith

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us “beyond geography.” This book ... More

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

Black and Brown in Los AngelesBeyond Conflict and Coalition

Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Josh Kun and Laura Pulido (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a timely and wide-ranging, interdisciplinary foray into the complicated world of multiethnic Los Angeles. The first book to focus exclusively on the range of relationships and ... More

Black Workers RememberAn Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Michael Keith Honey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The labor of black workers has been crucial to economic development in the United States. Yet because of racism and segregation, their contribution remains largely unknown. Spanning the 1930s to the ... More

Bohemian Los Angelesand the Making of Modern Politics

Bohemian Los Angeles: and the Making of Modern Politics

Daniel Hurewitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249257
eISBN:
9780520941694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249257.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book brings to life a vibrant and all-but-forgotten milieu of artists, leftists, and gay men and women whose story played out over the first half of the twentieth century and continues to shape ... More

The China MystiquePearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

Karen Leong

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244221
eISBN:
9780520938632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth ... 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

Cold War CaptivesImprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

Susan Carruthers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257306
eISBN:
9780520944794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257306.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This provocative history of early Cold War America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, ... More

Colored WhiteTranscending the Racial Past

Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

David Roediger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a “still white” nation. Issues of race are decidedly not a thing of ... More

CosmopolitansA Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Fred Rosenbaum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Levi Strauss, A.L. Gump, Yehudi Menuhin, Gertrude Stein, Adolph Sutro, Congresswoman Florence Prag Kahn—Jewish people have been so enmeshed in life in and around San Francisco that their story is a ... More

Covert CapitalLandscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Andrew Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This spatial and cultural history chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions that defined US foreign policy in the era of global decolonization created domestic space around ... More

Crude PoliticsThe California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Paul Sabin

Philip Rousseau (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Energy shortages, climate change, and the debate over national security have thrust oil policy to the forefront of American politics. How did Americans grow so dependent on petroleum, and what can we ... More

Doing the TownThe Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Catherine Cocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tourists and travelers in the early nineteenth century saw American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and history that attracted thousands to the great cities of Europe. By the turn of the ... More

Dynamics of the Contemporary UniversityGrowth, Accretion, and Conflict

Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Neil J. Smelser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an expanded version of the Clark Kerr Lectures of 2012, delivered by the author at the University of California at Berkeley in January and February of that year.The initial exposition is ... More

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974A Political History

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

James Wooten

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) explains in detail how public officials in the executive branch and Congress overcame strong opposition from business and ... More

The Final Victim of the BlacklistJohn Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten—the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party—John Howard Lawson had become one ... 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

The Free Speech MovementReflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Robert Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is about Berkeley's celebrated Free Speech Movement (FSM) of 1964. Drawing from the experiences of many movement veterans, the chapters of this book illuminate in fresh ways one of the most ... More

Gimme Some TruthThe John Lennon FBI Files

Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files

Jon Wiener

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520216464
eISBN:
9780520924543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216464.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of the author's remarkable fourteen-year court battle to win release of the FBI's surveillance files on John Lennon under the Freedom of Information Act. The files had been ... More

"Go West, Young Women!"The Rise of Early Hollywood

"Go West, Young Women!": The Rise of Early Hollywood

Hilary Hallett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274082
eISBN:
9780520953680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274082.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1920 Los Angeles became the first western boomtown where women outnumbered men. In Go West, Young Women, Hilary A. Hallett explores the relatively unknown New Woman of the West and her role in the ... More

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