California: An Interpretive History

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This is a revision of a classic survey history of California. Ever since its first appearance nearly thirty years ago, one of the strengths of this book has been its comprehensive analysis of the vital developments of California in the 20th century. The excellent balance of narration and interpretation continues in this edition. It offers an unparalleled account of contemporary California, the events of the late 80's and 90's, as well as expanded coverage of social and cultural history, particularly on the post-1960's.

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The best selling text in California History today, James Rawls’ comprehensive, interpretive approach has engaged professors and students in discussion and analysis of the most populous and economically powerful state in the U.S. for over 30 years. Abundant graphics, maps, and photos bring California history alive for the student. This thoroughly updated ninth edition features a new six-part structure, placing the book’s thirty-six shorter chapters within the framework of larger, overarching themes.

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Rawls received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves as an editor of California History, the journal of the California Historical Society. He has published many articles and reviews that have appeared in Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Reviews, and American Indian Quarterly.

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