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. 3, Summer

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Politically Desperate Housewives: Women and Conservatism in Postwar Los Angeles
As Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev and President Dwight Eisenhower made efforts to liberalize relations between the Soviet Union and the United States, progressive Californians gestured warmly toward Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Anastas Mikoyan during...
The Perilous Fight: The Rise of Ramparts Magazine, 1965-1966
AT ITS PEAK, Ramparts magazine was America's premier leftist publication. Founded by Edward Keating in 1962, it began as a Catholic literary quarterly based in Menlo Park, California. But when a young Warren Hinckle became editor in 1964, he turned...
Two Radicals and Their Los Angeles: Harrison Gray Otis and Job Harriman
Harrison Gray Otis and Job Harriman were part of the flood of Midwesterners who came to Los Angeles for health and wealth in the late nineteenth century. The two men rose to prominence in their adopted city, each pursuing very different visions of...