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. 89, No. 4, September

California Indian Languages
CALIFORNIA INDIAN LANGUAGES By Victor Golla (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011, 400 pp., $72.00 cloth, $90.00 eBook) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MOST PEOPLE WHO "READ" this book will treat it as an encyclopedia of the American Indian...
"Dear Earl": The Fair Play Committee, Earl Warren, and Japanese Internment
Dear Earl: I presume upon my friendship with you to write you regarding a matter over which I am much concerned. I am convinced that we must deal fairly with the loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry who have been evacuated from our state. (1) ...
Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971
DEMANDING CHILD CARE: WOMEN'S ACTIVISM AND THE POLITICS OF WELFARE, 1940-1971 By Natalie M. Fousekis (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011, 264 pp., $50.00 cloth) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NATALIE M. FOUSEKIS'S Demanding Child Care: Women's...
Donors
INDIVIDUALS $10,000 and above Mr. Jon Christensen, Palo Alto Mr. Stephen LeSieur, San Francisco Mrs. Jeanne S. Overstreet, Bennington, VT Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock, San Francisco $5,000 to $9,999 Mr. Sandy & Mrs. Linda Alderson,...
Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848
EMIGRANTS ON THE OVERLAND TRAIL: THE WAGON TRAINS OF 1848 By Michael E. LaSalle (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2011, 536 pp., $40 paper, $29.99 eBook) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WAS the heyday of travel literature...
Far from Zion: The Frayed Ties between California's Gold Rush Saints and LDS President Brigham Young
FIRST ARRIVING IN CALIFORNIA at the outset of the U.S. war with Mexico, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), familiarly known as Mormons, believed that the church's spiritual and temporal headquarters, the Mormon Zion,...
In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa
IN THOUGHT AND ACTION: THE ENIGMATIC LIFE OF S. I. HAYAKAWA By Gerald W. Haslam with Janice E. Haslam (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011, 472 pp., $26.95 paper) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LIKE ANY CONSCIENTIOUS biography, this portrait...
Isolation
A movie goddess declares, "I want to be alone"; a furry kitty nurses her wounds for days in her own special hiding place; a friend packs up a load of wilderness equipment, writes a note to his family, and departs society for destinations unknown, seeking...
Racial Beachhead: Diversity and Democracy in a Military Town
RACIAL BEACHHEAD: DIVERSITY AND DEMOCRACY IN A MILITARY TOWN By Carol Lynn McKibben (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011, 352 pp., $80.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, $24.95 eBook) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CAROL LYNN McKIBBEN has set out to end...
Saving San Francisco, Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster
SAVING SAN FRANCISCO, RELIEF AND RECOVERY AFTER THE 19o6 DISASTER By Andrea Rees Davies (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012, 232 pp., $29.95 paper) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN I FIRST PERUSED Saving San Francisco, I was entranced by...
States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System
STATES OF DELINQUENCY: RACE AND SCIENCE IN THE MAKING OF CALIFORNIA'S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM By Miroslava Chavez-Garcia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, 290 pp., $65.00 cloth, $27.95 paper) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DOING TIME IN...
"This Is Your World."
February 21 of this year marked the seventieth anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066. The attack on Pearl Harbor the previous December and the resulting fear about national security led to the order's mandate:...
Weston & Charlot: Art & Friendship
WESTON & CHARLOT: ART & FRIENDSHIP By Lew Andrews (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011, 462 pp., $65.00 cloth) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958) was a high priest of American photographic modernism whose sharply...
Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement
WHY DAVID SOMETIMES WINS: LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATION, AND STRATEGY IN THE CALIFORNIA FARM WORKER MOVEMENT By Marshall Ganz (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, 368 pp., $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CESAR CHAVEZ'S SUCCESSFUL...