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: 
Robert Dawson, Gray Brechin
Reviewer: 
Willie Yaryan

Yaryan on Dawson and Brechin, 'Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream'

Robert Dawson, Gray Brechin. Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1999. xix + 233 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21124-7.

Reviewed by Willie Yaryan (Department of History, University of California at Santa Cruz. ) Published on H-California (August, 2000)

"I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin' on such a winter's day" [1]

Author: 
Stephanie S. Pincetl
Reviewer: 
David Vaught

Vaught on Pincetl, 'Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development'

Stephanie S. Pincetl. Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. xix + 372 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-6110-9.

Reviewed by David Vaught (Department of History, Texas A&M University) Published on H-California (August, 2000)

History and Public Policy

Author: 
Gayle Gullett
Reviewer: 
Sherry J. Katz

Katz on Gullett, 'Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911'

Gayle Gullett. Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000. xiii + 272 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-06818-8; $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02503-7.

Reviewed by Sherry J. Katz (Department of History, San Francisco State University.) Published on H-California (July, 2000)

Author: 
J. S. Holliday
Reviewer: 
R. A. Burchell

Burchell on Holliday, 'Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California'

J. S. Holliday. Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1999. xi + 354 pp. $38.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-21402-6; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21401-9.

Reviewed by R. A. Burchell (Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, London, UK) Published on H-California (February, 2000)

Author: 
Albert L. Hurtado
Reviewer: 
Anne Marie Woo-Sam

Woo-Sam on Hurtado, 'Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California'

Albert L. Hurtado. Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999. xxix + + 173 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8263-1953-X $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-1954-8.

Reviewed by Anne Marie Woo-Sam (Stanford University, Introduction to the Humanities Program) Published on H-California (October, 1999)

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