Reviews

Author: 
Scott Zesch
Reviewer: 
Karen Raines

Raines on Zesch, 'The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871'


Scott Zesch. The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xii + 283 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975876-0.

Reviewed by Karen Raines (University of California, Riverside)
Published on H-California (September, 2013)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
David Igler
Reviewer: 
Thomas Osborne

Osborne on Igler, 'The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush'


David Igler. The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 255 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-991495-1.

Reviewed by Thomas Osborne
Published on H-California (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Elana Zilberg
Reviewer: 
Christine M. Lamberson

Lamberson on Zilberg, 'Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis between Los Angeles and San Salvador'


Elana Zilberg. Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis between Los Angeles and San Salvador. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 344 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4713-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4730-9.

Reviewed by Christine M. Lamberson
Published on H-California (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

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

Author: 
Charlotte Brooks
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Fang

Fang on Brooks, 'Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California'


Charlotte Brooks. Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. xv + 329 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-07597-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Fang (University of Delaware)
Published on H-California (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
Catherine S. Ramírez
Reviewer: 
Emily E. Straus

Straus on Ramírez, 'The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory'


Catherine S. Ramírez. The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. xxvi + 229 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4303-5.

Reviewed by Emily E. Straus
Published on H-California (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Gendering the Zoot Suit

Author: 
William Issel
Reviewer: 
Paul Kahan

Kahan on Issel, 'For Both Cross and Flag: Catholic Action, Anti-Catholicism, and National Security Politics in World War II San Francisco'


William Issel. For Both Cross and Flag: Catholic Action, Anti-Catholicism, and National Security Politics in World War II San Francisco. Urban Life, Landscape and Policy Series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. 216 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0028-4.

Reviewed by Paul Kahan (Slippery Rock University)
Published on H-California (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Author: 
R. John Brockmann
Reviewer: 
Henry Goldman

Goldman on Brockmann, 'Commodore Robert F. Stockton, 1795-1866: Protean Man for a Protean Nation'


R. John Brockmann. Commodore Robert F. Stockton, 1795-1866: Protean Man for a Protean Nation. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2009. xx + 622 pp. $144.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-630-4.

Reviewed by Henry Goldman
Published on H-California (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Commodore Stockton and California

Author: 
Richard Widick
Reviewer: 
Jennifer A. Stevens

Stevens on Widick, 'Trouble in the Forest: California's Redwood Timber Wars'


Richard Widick. Trouble in the Forest: California's Redwood Timber Wars. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. xxiv + 353 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-5324-9; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-5325-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer A. Stevens
Published on H-California (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

The Forest for the Trees

Author: 
Philip J. Dreyfus
Reviewer: 
Alexandra Kindell

Kindell on Dreyfus, 'Our Better Nature: Environment and the Making of San Francisco'


Philip J. Dreyfus. Our Better Nature: Environment and the Making of San Francisco. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. xiii + 226 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-3958-6.

Reviewed by Alexandra Kindell
Published on H-California (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Greening San Francisco

Author: 
Errol Wayne Stevens
Reviewer: 
Jordan Lieser

Lieser on Stevens, 'Radical L.A.: From Coxey's Army to the Watts Riots, 1894-1965'


Errol Wayne Stevens. Radical L.A.: From Coxey's Army to the Watts Riots, 1894-1965. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009. 366 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-4002-5.

Reviewed by Jordan Lieser
Published on H-California (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Eileen V. Wallis

Radicalism in the Big Orange

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