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By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays by way of best students is an leading edge, thorough creation to the background and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays through best students within the field
  • Essays diversity generally throughout views, together with political, social, financial, and environmental history
  • Essays with related methods are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another during the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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David Mas Masumoto is the kind of peach farmer Alice Waters adores. Born and raised in Selma in the southern San Joaquin Valley, his Japanese grandfathers were both second sons, which meant they would not inherit defining california through culture 17 land in Japan, and when they landed in California looking for a better life, they naturally gravitated toward the Central Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Mas’s family chose California not once, but twice: first, when they came to California, and again after they were released from the relocation camp in Arizona where the American government confined them during World War II.

Waldie and ourselves. Hardly anyone bothers to remember how the events of 1849 set the arc of our story, but Californians continue to live in the remains of the Gold Rush – to their wonder and dismay. We inherited the poisoned tailings of New Alamaden, once one of the world’s largest mercury mines. The mercury now leeching to city water systems was once used to amalgamate the flecks of gold dredged from riverbeds or sluiced from foothills by hydraulic mining. We also inherited the badlands that hydraulic mining produced.

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