INDEX
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Lew Alcindor), 308
Acapulco, Mexico, 24, 26, 28, 29
Adams, Ansel, 298
Adams, Maude, 224
Adams and Company Express, 148
Aerospace industry, 364, 383, 390, 392
Affirmative action, 368, 384
AFL (See American Federation of Labor (AFL))
African Americans in California
in athletics, 307, 308, 309, 340
and competition with other minorities, 370–371 and Convention of 1855, 165
discrimination against, 162–163, 340
education for, 341
before and during Gold Rush, 163–164, 214–215
and newspapers, 165, 215
in politics, 163, 330, 362, 370–371
population of, 164, 369, 375
proslavery versus antislavery during 1850s, 162, 165
rebellions by, 340–341, 359, 371–372
reforms for, 341
women, 165, 214–215
during World War II, 317
Agricultural Labor Relations Act, 362
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, 337
Agriculture
during and after World War I, 243
“Agribusinesses,” 263, 337–339, 353
California ranks high in nation for, 2, 391
climate and, 177, 183
during colonial times, 64
conflict between large and small ranchers, 177
cotton production, 178–179
diversity of, 177, 178–183, 352–353
energy crisis and, 387
expansion of, 352–353
and farm organizations, 211, 337–339
future of, 392
Great Depression and, 272–273
irrigation for, 183, 345, 352
loss of land for, 353
mechanization of, 178
and migrant workers, 265–267, 336–337
at the missions, 41, 43
and orange industries, 179 –181
and the railroads, 229
recent, 391
technological advances in, 180
and water resources, 179, 257, 260
Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, 290
Air and missile plants, listed, 324–325
Aircraft industry, 316–317, 320, 324
Air Pollution Control District (APCD), 344–345
Alameda, 62, 183, 353
“Alameda Corridor,” 388
Alameda Naval Air Station, 315
Alcalde, 47, 125

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