H-California is a multi-disciplinary network focused on the study of California. We welcome contributions dealing with history,cultural expression, economics, ethnicity, gender studies, geography, literature, politics, and more. We encourage scholars to use H-California to communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas; and to share comments and tips on teaching.

Recent Content

Author: 
Peter J. Westwick, ed.
Reviewer: 
Roger Eardley-Pryor

Eardley-Pryor on Westwick, 'Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California'


Peter J. Westwick, ed. Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California. Western Histories Series. Berkeley and San Marino: University of California Press and Huntington Library, 2012. Illustrations. 290 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87328-249-9.

Reviewed by Roger Eardley-Pryor
Published on H-California (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Glenna Matthews
Reviewer: 
John P. Lloyd

Lloyd on Matthews, 'The Golden State in the Civil War: Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California'


Glenna Matthews. The Golden State in the Civil War: Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xii + 272 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19400-6; $25.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-63921-8.

Reviewed by John P. Lloyd (Cal Poly Pomona)
Published on H-California (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Sue Fawn Chung
Reviewer: 
Michael Duchemin

Duchemin on Chung, 'In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West'


Sue Fawn Chung. In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. xxxii + 258 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03628-6.

Reviewed by Michael Duchemin (Chinese American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument)
Published on H-California (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Lori Lee Wilson
Reviewer: 
Daniel Justin Herman

Herman on Wilson, 'The Joaquin Band: The History behind the Legend'


Lori Lee Wilson. The Joaquin Band: The History behind the Legend. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. Maps. xiv + 322 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-3461-1.

Reviewed by Daniel Justin Herman (Western Washinton University History Department)
Published on H-California (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Andrea Dyrness
Reviewer: 
Gilda L. Ochoa

Ochoa on Dyrness, 'Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education'


Andrea Dyrness. Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2011. 264 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-7466-4; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-7467-1.

Reviewed by Gilda L. Ochoa (Pomona College)
Published on H-California (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

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