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Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

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This second volume in Kevin Starr's passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. "How hauntingly beautiful, how replete with lost possibilities, seems that Southern California of two and three generations ago, now that a dramatically diferent society has emerged in its place," writes Starr.

As he recreates the "lost California," Starr examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture, the rise of Hollywood. He gives us a broad array of engaging (and often eccentric) characters: from Harrision Gray Otis to Helen Hunt Jackson to Cecil B. DeMille. Whether discussing the growth of winemaking or the burgeoning of reform movements, Starr keeps his central theme in sharp focus: how Californians defined their identity to themselves and to the nation.

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With the exception of certain deliberate excursions to the north, this narrative is more than half concerned with the rise of Southern California in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The focus remains, as usual, the imaginative and symbolic aspects of experience as the imagination impinges upon social and psychological realities and in turn transforms the materials of experience into the building blocks of identity.

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ISBN:
9780195042344
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Subject:
California
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
History, American | Western
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
California, Southern History.
Subject:
California, Southern
Subject:
Sociology - General
Series:
Americans and the California Dream
Publication Date:
19861231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With the exception of certain deliberate excursions to the north, this narrative is more than half concerned with the rise of Southern California in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The focus remains, as usual, the imaginative and symbolic aspects of experience as the imagination impinges upon social and psychological realities and in turn transforms the materials of experience into the building blocks of identity.

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