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Author Starr, Kevin.

Title Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963 / Kevin Starr.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    979.4053 STA    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    979.4053 STA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    979.4053 STA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    979.4053 STA    Available
Description xi, 564 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Americans and the California dream
Starr, Kevin. Americans and the California dream.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Suburban assumptions : San Fernando: homes and happiness in residential subdivisions -- Designs for the good life: Modernism, Tiki, Ranch -- Urban Perspectives : Urban expectations: San Diego leverages itself into big-city status -- Baghdad by the bay: Herb Caen's San Francisco -- The cardinal, the chief, Walter O'Malley, and Buff Chandler: redefining the City of Angels -- Downsides and dividends: Los Angeles as supercity -- Politics and public works : Warren, Nixon, Knight, Knowland: the demise of Republican centrism -- Cold war campus: the University of California and other secret places -- Freeways to the future: an epic of construction on behalf of the automobile -- Mare Nostrum: the state water project -- Art and life : Provincials, Baghdaders, and beats: literary San Francisco in the 1950s -- Big Sur: the search for alternative value -- Silent generation: coming of age on the coast of dreams -- Brubeck! Jazz goes to college -- Dissenting opinions : Largest state in the nation: a rebellion against growth and the destruction of environment -- People of color: the beginning of the end for Jim Crow California -- Cool, not cool: headlines and transitions
Subject California -- History -- 1950-
California -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
California -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780195153774 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195153774 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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