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California History Sesquicentennial #03: Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California

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Perhaps never in the time-honored American tradition of frontiering did "civilization" appear to sink so low as in gold rush California. A mercurial economy swung from boom to bust, and back again, rendering everyone's fortunes ephemeral. Competition, jealousy, and racism fueled individual and mass violence. Yet, in the very midst of this turbulence, social and cultural forms emerged, gained strength, spread, and took hold. Rooted in Barbarous Soil,Volume 3 in the four-volume California History Sesquicentennial Series, is the only book of its kind to examine gold rush society and culture, to present modern interpretations, and to gather up-to-date bibliographies of its topics.

Chapters by leading scholars in their respective fields explore a range of topics including migration and settlement; ethnic diversity, assimilation, cooperation, and conflict; the dispossession of Indians and the Californios; the founding of schools and universities; urban life; women in early California; the sexual frontier; and the development of religion, art, literature, and popular culture. Many rarely seen illustrations supplement the text.

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The third in a four-volume series commemorating California's sesquicentennial, this volume brings together the best of the new scholarship on the social and cultural history of the Gold Rush, written in an accessible style and generously illustrated with with black and white and color photographs.

About the Author

Kevin Starr is California State Librarian and University Professor at the University of Southern California. He is the author of the acclaimed multi-volume series Americans and the California Dream (1973-1998). Richard J. Orsi is Professor of History at California State University, Hayward, and editor of California History. He is the coeditor of Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush (California, 1998) and A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California (California, 1999).

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ISBN:
9780520224964
Editor:
Starr, Kevin
Editor:
Orsi, Richard J.
Editor:
Starr, Kevin
Editor:
Orsi, Richard J.
Editor:
Kirk-Greene, Anthony
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Author:
Orsi, Richard J.
Editor:
Kirk-Greene, Anthony
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
California
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
Subject:
California Gold discoveries.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
California history sesquicentennial series ;
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color illustrations, 39 b/w photograp
Pages:
374
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1 in 28 oz

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