California: Land of New Beginnings

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Prologue to Giganticism - Patterns of Irony 1
  • Part One - A Touch of Madness 23
  • 1 - For Greater Glory 25
  • 2 - First Plantings 37
  • 3 - Bricks without Straw 48
  • Part Two - The Advent of the Americans 63
  • 4 - Illegal Entry 65
  • 5 - By Land as Well as by Sea 80
  • 6 - What Do You Do with a Tame Indian? 94
  • 7 - The Schemers 110
  • 8 - Sculpturing a War 125
  • 9 - The Impatient Conquerors 136
  • Part Three - Lost in a Golden Wilderness 147
  • 10 - It Made My Heart Thump 149
  • 11 - The Deluge 165
  • 12 - Wild, Free, Disorderly, and Gro­ Tesque 175
  • 13 - A Harness for the Tiger 190
  • 15 - The Fevers of Prosperity 227
  • 16 - Ride the Whirlwind 239
  • Part Four - More Stately Plunder 255
  • 17 - Still Bigger Bonanzas 257
  • 19 - Mastering the Land 280
  • 20 - Boil and Bubble 295
  • Part Five - The Big Shift 311
  • 21 - The Sound of the Boom 313
  • 22 - New Brooms 329
  • 23 - Water's Dreadful Price 345
  • 24 - The Creakings of the Gravy Train 360
  • Part Six - Into Now 377
  • 25 - Double Helpings of the Same 379
  • 26 - The Juggernauts 397
  • 27 - Protest! 414
  • Afterword 431
  • Bibliography 447
  • Index 461
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