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Author White, Richard, 1947- author.

Title California exposures : envisioning myth and history / Richard White ; photographs by Jesse Amble White ; cartography by Erik Steiner.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  979.4 WHI    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 326 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-308) and index.
Summary "An enthralling guided tour of California's past, conjured with originality, insight, and wit by a brilliant historian. Layers of the past swirl like ocean mist around the abandoned buildings of D Ranch at Point Reyes; the absence of trees in the starkly beautiful landscape speaks of early tenant workers who did not expect to stay long. A vista of Drake's Estero conjures the darkly amusing story of the Drake Navigator's Guild and its dubious effort to establish an Anglo-Saxon heritage for California. A placid riverside park in the fertile Tulare Lake Basin belies scenes of horror in the 1850s as settlers transformed an Indian homeland into American property. A Gilded Age story of real-estate boosterism and connivance is set amidst the industrial rubble of Corcoran. And the missions open sightlines into a still-vital Spanish, Mexican, and Californio past. Capturing the passage of time through a combination of photography and powerful companion narratives, this book presents California's history in resonant, astonishing detail"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject California -- History.
California -- History -- Social aspects.
Added Author White, Jesse Amble, photographer.
Steiner, Erik B, cartographer.
ISBN 9780393243062 (hardcover) $45.00
0393243060 : $45.00
9780393243079 (epub)

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