California History

A quarterly historical journal that publishes scholarly articles dedicated to the study and promotion of all aspects of California and Western history, from pre-Columbian to modern times.

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 4, September

Art and Adventure in Nineteenth-Century California
It's all Bierstadt and Bierstadt and Bierstadt nowadays! What has he done but twist and skew and distort and discolor and belittle and be pretty this whole doggoned country? Why, his mountains are too high and too slim, they'd blow over in one of our...
Convergence
In 2005, the California Historical Society and the Autry National Center of the American West entered into an unprecedented partnership intended to enhance appreciation and invigorate interpretation of the state's and region's history. In addition...
Convergence, California, and the Newest Western History
Convergence: "a way of seeing the large, evolving story of the American West as an interwoven tapestry of cultures and peoples, and a way of understanding how their stories are connected to one another--and to us." (1) Convergence as a way of interpreting...
Donors
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The House of the Three Wise Women: A Family Legacy in the American Southwest
The American West has been created both in tension and in tandem with the making, defending, and reclaiming of home places. Homes have preceded, shaped, accompanied, been altered by, defined, and survived the making of the American West. Over thousands...
The Warner's Ranch Indian Removal: Cultural Adaptation, Accommodation, and Continuity
The Government seems to learn very slowly that Indians are not all alike, and that different stock or races of Indians ordinarily cannot be put together. We may consider their ideas or antipathies childish, pet, if we wish to be successful in dealing...
Water, Power, and Tourism: Hoover Dam and the Making of the New West
Boulder Damn ... is worth traveling weeks to see. It is like the beginning of a new world ... a world of giant machines and titanic communal enterprises. Here in this Western American wilderness, the new man, the man of the future has done something,...