Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California


Lively, authoritative essays on the political history of California from the Gold Rush and the achievement of statehood through the end of the 19th century. The fourth and final volume in a series of essays on California history, copublished with the California State Historical Society.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John F. Burns
  • Roger D. McGrath
  • Gordon Morris Bakken
  • Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
  • Joshua Paddison
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2003