Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)
Extend Your Rental at Any Time
Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.
Osborne's work is the first history text to explore the sweep of California's past in relationship to its connections within the maritime world of the Pacific Basin. Presents a provocative and original interpretation of the entire span of California history Reveals how the area's Pacific Basin connections have shaped the Golden State's past Refutes the widely held notion among historians that California was isolated before the onset of the American period in the mid-1800s Represents the first text to draw on anthropologist Jon Erlandson's findings that California's first human inhabitants were prehistoric Asian seafarers who navigated the Pacific Rim coastline
Thomas J. Osborne is Emeritus Professor of History at Santa Ana College, where he received the inaugural Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. He earned his Ph.D in history from Claremont Graduate University and is the author and co-author of several scholarly books, articles and reviews, including Paths to the Present: Thoughts on the Contemporary Relevance of America’s Past (co-authored with Fred R. Mabbutt) and “Empire Can Wait:” American Opposition to Hawaiian Annexation, 1893-1898.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations xiii
Foreword xvi Janet Fireman
1 Beginnings: From Fire and Ice to Indian Homeland 1 Timeline 2 Landforms 2 Climates 6 Plants and Animals 8 First Peoples and Their New Homeland 9 Tribal and Linguistic Groupings 12 Material Culture 14 Religion and Social Practices 16 Pacific Profile: Anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber 19 The Chumash: Pacific Coast Mariners and Traders 19 Other Possible Early Voyagers to California 21
2 Spain's Greater California Coast 25 Timeline 25 A Name, a Dream, a Land 27 Cabrillo's Coastal Reconnaissance 28 Globalization Begins: The Manila Galleon Trade 30 Drake, Nova Albion, and Cermeño 32 The Spanish Pacific, Vizcaíno, and Monterey 34 Colonizing California: Missions, Indians, and the Sea 35 Ranchos, Presidios, and Pueblos 42 Gender and Sexuality in a Frontier Society 44 Pacific Profile: Alejandro Malaspina, Mariner-Explorer 45 The TransPacific Fur Trade 46 Hippolyte de Bouchard's Pirate Raids 48
3 A Globally Connected Mexican Province 53 Timeline 53 Mexico's Misrule of California 55 Secularization of the Missions 56 Hides, Tallow, and Rancho Society 59 Fur Trappers 64 Early Settlers and Overland Emigrants 66 Pacific Profile: Alpheus B. Thompson, China Trader 70 "Thar She Blows:" New England Whalers 71 The Charles Wilkes Pacific Expedition 72
4 War and Gold: America's West Coast Eldorado 78 Timeline 78 California and the Pacific Squadron 80 Jumping the Gun at Monterey 81 Polk, the Pacific, and the Outbreak of War 84 California and the Mexican War 88 Gold, Ships, and Wagon Trains 91 Pacific Profile: William H. Aspinwall, President of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company 95 The World Rushed In 96 Life in the Diggings 97 The Gold Rush's International Economic Impacts 100
5 National Crisis, Statehood, and Social Change 105 Timeline 106 A Constitution, a Legislature, a State 107 Land Disputes and Independence Movements 110 Vigilance Committees and Untamed Politicians 112 Pacific Filibusterers 116 California, the Pacific, and the Civil War 118 Ocean Crossings: The Chinese on Sea and Land 120 Pacific Profile: Norman Asing, Chinese American Restaurateur 123 Californios and Other Spanish-Speakers 124 Indians: A People under Siege 126 African Americans: Up from Bondage 127
6 Pacific-Bound Rails, Hard Times, and Chinese Exclusion 132 Timeline 133 A Transcontinental Railroad, California, and Pacific Commerce 134 Theodore Judah, the Big Four, and the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 136 Chinese Laborers and the Push Eastward 140 The Southern Pacific Railroad and the American West 143 Pacific Profile: Seafaring Journalist Charles Nordhoff 146 Transpacific Steamers 147 Depression and the Anti-Chinese Movement 148 The Constitution of 1879 152 Halting Chinese Immigration 153
7 Eldorado's Economic and Cultural Growth 158 Timeline 158 Water, Land, and Rural Development 160 Commercial Agriculture 162 Black and White Gold 166 Interurban Railways and Southern California's Rise 168 California's Maritime Economy 171 Pacific Profile: David Laamea Kalakaua, King of Hawai'i and Visitor 175 California and the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War 176 A Cosmopolitan Culture 178
8 Anti-Railroad Politics, Municipal Graft , and Labor Struggles 186 Timeline 187 The Battle of Mussel Slough 188 An Angry Widow Sues: The Colton Letters 190 Pacific Gateway: Locating a Harbor in Los Angeles 190 Pacific Profile: Phineas Banning, Port of Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Promoter 192 Debt Dodging Denounced 193 The Southern Pacific Political Machine 194 The "Queen City of the Pacific:" Boss Ruef 's San Francisco 195 Foiled Reform: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Graft Trials 197 Maritime and Factory Labor 201 Field Work and the Wheatland Riot 206
9 Governor Hiram Johnson and Pacific-Oriented Progressivism 211 Timeline 212 The Beginnings of Reform 213 An "Aggressive Advocate" and the 1910 Election 215 Regulating the Economy 216 Democratizing Politics, Subsidizing Education 219 Women's Suffrage and Public Morals 220 Water: Cities in a State of Thirst 223 Pacific Profile: George Freeth, Southern California Surfer Extraordinaire 226 San Francisco, TransPacific Racial Tensions, and Angel Island 227 African Americans, Hispanics and Filipinos, Sikhs, and Indians 230 Maritime Trade and the Panama Pacific Exposition 232 The Twilight of Progressivism 233
10 Good Times and Bad in a Pacific Rim Super State 238 Timeline 239 Mass Entertainment: Hollywood Movies, Pacific Fun Zones, and the Olympics 240 Extending California's Water Infrastructure 242 Agribusiness and Banking 244 The 1920s Oil Boom 247 Maritime Enterprises 248 Transportation: Automobiles and Airplanes 250 Pacific Profile: Charles Kingsford-Smith's TransPacific Flight 252 Conservatism Restored 252 Religious Awakenings and Developments 254 Freedom-Minded and Other Women 255 The Great Depression: Strikes and Panaceas 257 Cultural Expression of a High Order 260
11 America's Pacific Bulwark: World War II and Its Aft ermath 267 Timeline 268 Military Installations: Forts, Naval Bases, and Airfields 269 The Wages of War: Shipyards, Aircraft Plants, and Universities 270 Opportunities and Prejudice: Women and Minorities 274 Japanese Imprisonment 277 Pacific Profile: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Manzanar Inmate and Writer 281 The Postwar Military-Industrial Complex and International Relations 282 Population Growth, Housing, and Discrimination 284 Green Gold: Agribusiness and Labor 287 Governor Earl Warren: Progressive Republican 288 Richard Nixon and the Anti-Communist Crusade 290
12 Liberalism at High Tide 295 Timeline 296 Prosperity, Suburbanization, and Consumerism 297 Entertainment Media, Sports, and Amusement Parks 300 The San Francisco Renaissance and the Arts 302 Politics: Goodwin Knight, Pat Brown, and Reforming Government Operations 305 Enhancing the Super State: Water, Transit, and Universities 306 Students in Dissent, Campuses in Revolt 309 Pacific Profile: S.I. Hayakawa, San Francisco State College President 312 Minorities and Women 313 Coastal Counterculture in the 1960s 317
13 "Gold Coast" Conservatism and the Politics of Limits 323 Timeline 324 From Ultra-Right-Wingers to Mainstream Suburban Warriors 326 Ronald Reagan: The "Cowboy" Governor 328 Governor Jerry Brown: The Zen of Politics and Frugality 331 Crime and Racial Tensions 334 Business and Labor 336 Pacific Profile: Jerry Yang, Co-founder and CEO, Yahoo! Inc. 340 Protecting the Environment and Supplying Energy 341 Governor George Deukmejian's Right Turn 345 Voter Resentment, Term Limits, and Wedge Politics 346 Governor Pete Wilson and a Roller-Coaster Economy 347 Architecture and Fine Arts, Sports, and Entertainment 350
14 The Ongoing Pacific Shift 356 Timeline 357 Immigration, Diversity, and the Politics of Multiculturalism 359 Pacific Profile: Novelist Isabel Allende 364 Governor Gray Davis: An Able Moderate under Fire 365 The "Governator:" Arnold Schwarzenegger 366 Infrastructure Matters: Schools, Transportation, Health Care, and Prisons 369 The High-Stakes Gubernatorial Election of 2010 372 An Economic and Political Colossus 374 Major Environmental and Energy Challenges 381 The Pacific, the U.S Military, and California 383 Still the Pacific Eldorado 384 Summary 385