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Announcement: New Poll on the California Dream

Dear H-Californians,

Today's Los Angeles Times front page presents the results of a bipartisan poll on how the state's residents feel about the present and future of their lives in the Golden Statem what they see as the primary benefits and drawback to living in California.  Theer are some noteworthy divisions between "old California" and "new California", defined according to poltical identification and demographic characteristics.  

Announcement: 2015 Whitsett Seminar and Lecture

2015 Whitsett Graduate Seminar & Lecture
Department of History, CSUN
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hosted Lunch: 12:00-1:00 

Panel 1: 1:00-2:30

Elizabeth A. Logan, USC, “Sweet Peas of Civility: The Cultural Politics of Environment in California, 1848 to 1915”

Guy McClellan, UNM, “Sierra Sprawl: Yosemite’s Age of Decentralization, 1956-1966”

Panel 2: 2:30-4:30

Dinna Rivera-Pitt, CSUN, “Behind the Legend of Miguel Leonis”

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-02-17 - 2014-02-26

Title: Empire and Exceptionalism: The Requerimiento at
  Location: California
  Date: 2015-03-06
  Description: The conference addresses the justifications for
     conquest and empire in the early modern Spanish world by
     examining them against the broader panorama of European
     colonial ventures in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and
     beyond. Using the Spanish Requerimientoas a point of departure,
     Empire and Except ...
  Contact: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu