Pacific Eldorado : a history of greater California / Thomas J. Osborne.

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Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell 2013
Physical description
1 online resource (xxii, 412 pages) : illustrations, maps
ISBN
  • 9781118292174
  • 1118292170
  • 1118292162
  • 9781118292167
  • 9781299158726
  • 1299158722
  • 9781405194549
  • 1405194545
  • 9781405194532
  • 1405194537
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1: Beginnings: From Fire and Ice to Indian Homeland; Timeline; Landforms; Climates; Plants and Animals; First Peoples and Their New Homeland; Tribal and Linguistic Groupings; Material Culture; Religion and Social Practices; Pacific Profile: Anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber; The Chumash: Pacific Coast Mariners and Traders; Other Possible Early Voyagers to California; Summary; Review Questions; Further Readings; 2: Spain's Greater California Coast; Timeline; A Name, a Dream, a Land.
  • Cabrillo's Coastal ReconnaissanceGlobalization Begins: The Manila Galleon Trade; Drake, Nova Albion, and Cermeño; The Spanish Pacific, Vizcaíno, and Monterey; Colonizing California: Missions, Indians, and the Sea; Ranchos, Presidios, and Pueblos; Gender and Sexuality in a Frontier Society; Pacific Profile: Alejandro Malaspina, Mariner-Explorer; The Transpacific Fur Trade; Hippolyte de Bouchard's Pirate Raids; Summary; Review Questions; Further Readings; 3: A Globally Connected Mexican Province; Timeline; Mexico's Misrule of California; Secularization of the Missions.
  • Hides, Tallow, and Rancho SocietyFur Trappers; Early Settlers and Overland Emigrants; Pacific Profile: Alpheus B. Thompson, China Trader; "Thar She Blows:" New England Whalers; The Charles Wilkes Pacific Expedition; Summary; Review Questions; Further Readings; 4: War and Gold: America's West Coast Eldorado; Timeline; California and the Pacific Squadron; Jumping the Gun at Monterey; Polk, the Pacific, and the Outbreak of War; California and the Mexican War; Gold, Ships, and Wagon Trains; Pacific Profile: William H. Aspinwall, President of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company; The World Rushed In.
  • Life in the DiggingsThe Gold Rush's International Economic Impacts; Summary; Review Questions; Further Readings; 5: National Crisis, Statehood, and Social Change; Timeline; A Constitution, a Legislature, a State; Land Disputes and Independence Movements; Vigilance Committees and Untamed Politicians; Pacific Filibusterers; California, the Pacific, and the Civil War; Ocean Crossings: The Chinese on Sea and Land; Pacific Profile: Norman Asing, Chinese American Restaurateur; Californios and Other Spanish-Speakers; Indians: A People under Siege; African Americans: Up from Bondage; Summary.
  • Review QuestionsFurther Readings; 6: Pacific-Bound Rails, Hard Times, and Chinese Exclusion; Timeline; A Transcontinental Railroad, California, and Pacific Commerce; Theodore Judah, the Big Four, and the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862; Chinese Laborers and the Push Eastward; The Southern Pacific Railroad and the American West; Pacific Profile: Seafaring Journalist Charles Nordhoff; Transpacific Steamers; Depression and the Anti-Chinese Movement; The Constitution of 1879; Halting Chinese Immigration; Summary; Review Questions; Further Readings; 7: Eldorado's Economic and Cultural Growth.
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  • Print version:: Osborne, Thomas J., 1942- Pacific Eldorado. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 ; ISBN: 9781405194549
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • Naval history.
  • text
Language
  • English
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  • "Osborne's work is the first history text to explore the sweep of California's past in relationship to its connections within the maritime world of the Pacific Basin"--

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