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Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

John Burns, Vivian Louie, and Roberto Suro


This book is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, a compilation of original chapters by leading historians and writers. These interrelated volumes re-examine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through all four volumes: the interplay of traditional cultures and frontier innovation in the creation of a distinctive California society; the dynamic interaction of people and nature and the beginnings of massive environmental change; the impact of the California experience on the n ... More

Keywords: pioneer California, California government, constitutional foundations, law, jurisprudence, government agencies, public policy, civil rights, women, racial minorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520234116
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Burns, editor

Vivian Louie, editor

Roberto Suro, editor