Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915 - Americans and the California Dream (Hardback)
  • Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915 - Americans and the California Dream (Hardback)
zoom

Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915 - Americans and the California Dream (Hardback)

(author)
£26.99
Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 24/02/1994
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the late nineteenth century, California became "the cutting edge of the American dream, " the final frontier both geographically and in the minds of the many men and women who went there to pursue their destinies. In this fascinating volume Keven Starr examines California's formative years to discover the orgins of the California dreams and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but on the rest of the country.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195016444
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 835 g
Dimensions: 235 x 163 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Highly readable....The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging....A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review
"[Starr] is bringing much to Western social and literary history."--American Historical Review
"One devil of a fine book, a book only a native Californian could write...about the Inner Life of California, the psychic landscape that emerges from the works and ways of her writers, both native and self-adopted. The result is a mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)
study."--The New York Times Book Review
"A very important book."--Joseph H. Krause, California State University, Long Beach
"Indispensable...Starr's book does for California what Henry Nash Smith's 'Virgin Land' did for the opening of the West: it demonstrates how idea, myth, misconception and hope shaped and often distorted a developing society."--Los Angeles Times


"Highly readable....The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging....A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review
"[Starr] is bringing much to Western social and literary history."--American Historical Review
"One devil of a fine book, a book only a native Californian could write...about the Inner Life of California, the psychic landscape that emerges from the works and ways of her writers, both native and self-adopted. The result is a mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)
study."--The New York Times Book Review
"A very important book."--Joseph H. Krause, California State University, Long Beach
"Indispensable...Starr's book does for California what Henry Nash Smith's 'Virgin Land' did for the opening of the West: it demonstrates how idea, myth, misconception and hope shaped and often distorted a developing society."--Los Angeles Times

"Highly readable....The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging....A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review
"[Starr] is bringing much to Western social and literary history."--American Historical Review
"One devil of a fine book, a book only a native Californian could write...about the Inner Life of California, the psychic landscape that emerges from the works and ways of her writers, both native and self-adopted. The result is a mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting) study."--The New York Times Book Review
"A very important book."--Joseph H. Krause, California State University, Long Beach
"Indispensable...Starr's book does for California what Henry Nash Smith's 'Virgin Land' did for the opening of the West: it demonstrates how idea, myth, misconception and hope shaped and often distorted a developing society."--Los Angeles Times


"Highly readable....The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging....A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review


"[Starr] is bringing much to Western social and literary history."--American Historical Review


"One devil of a fine book, a book only a native Californian could write...about the Inner Life of California, the psychic landscape that emerges from the works and ways of her writers, both native and self-adopted. The result is a mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting) study."--The New York Times Book Review


"A very important book."--Joseph H. Krause, California State University, Long Beach


"Indispensable...Starr's book does for California what Henry Nash Smith's 'Virgin Land' did for the opening of the West: it demonstrates how idea, myth, misconception and hope shaped and often distorted a developing society."--Los Angeles Times




"Highly readable...The book is full of surprises, it is constantly challenging...A fine performance."--Pacific Historical Review


"[Starr] is bringing much to Western social and literary history."--American Historical Review


"One devil of a fine book, a book only a native Californian could write...about the Inner Life of California, the psychic landscape that emerges from the works and ways of her writers, both native and self-adopted. The result is a mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting) study."--The New York Times Book Review


"A very important book."--Joseph H. Krause, California State University, Long Beach


"Indispensable...Starr's book does for California what Henry Nash Smith's 'Virgin Land' did for the opening of the West: it demonstrates how idea, myth, misconception and hope shaped and often distorted a developing society."--Los Angeles Times


"A vivid portrayal of the rich and varied intellectual forces which helped shape one of our most distinctive regional cultures."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch


"An exceptional work, both in thought and magnitude...Both scholars and laymen will find this volume a worthwhile addition to their libraries."--History: Reviews of New Books


"A highly original inquiry into the interplay of vision and event.'"--Virginia Quarterly Review


"A captivating narrative that documents the importance of myth and imagination in attracting Americans to California before World War I."--R.H. Limbaugh, University of the Pacific


You may also be interested in...

America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
Lost City of the Incas
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
John F. Kennedy
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Federalist Papers
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
The Challenge
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Sugar Barons
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Rough Crossings
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
The Last Stand
Added to basket
1776
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Hard Choices
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.