California: A History (8th Edition) by Andrew Rolle, Arthur C. Verge

By Andrew Rolle, Arthur C. Verge

The 8th variation of "California: A History" covers the complete scope of the historical past of the Golden country, from sooner than first touch with Europeans in the course of the current; an available and compelling narrative that includes the tales of the numerous diversified peoples who've referred to as, and at present do name, California domestic.

• Explores the most recent advancements in terms of California’s immigration, strength, surroundings, and transportation concerns
• good points concise chapters and a story strategy besides a number of maps, photos, and new picture gains to facilitate pupil comprehension
• bargains illuminating insights into the numerous occasions and folks that formed the long and intricate heritage of a country that has develop into synonymous with the yank dream
• comprises dialogue of contemporary – and uniquely Californian – social tendencies connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and such a lot lately "Silicon Beach"

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The end of the free range, the farmer was glad to note, presented new opportunities for the "homeseeker and investor," encouraging immigration by "actual settlers" with the assurance of "good and perfect title" to the land. Such was the context of the fence wars across the farmers' frontier, where two patterns of private property rights overlapped, one favoring the rancher, the other the farmer. Accordingly, the conflict resulted in a double enclosure of the open range. 11 The farmer-rancher conflict took place within the larger context of expropriation of lands held by nonwhite peoples.

Soon thereafter he quit his medical practice to work for the Alliance full-time. He committed himself to transforming the as yet ill-defined Alliance into a national organization for the professional progress of the farmer. Precisely why he made this commitment remains unclear. His detractors within the movement would accuse him of running the Alliance for his private gain. Although such charges were never proven, he gave the appearance of being attached to the salary and other amenities that his elevated position offered.

12 In the Indian Territory, white farmers pushed to open lands to white settlement. They made use of new fence laws to kill or confiscate Indian horses and cattle. Many white farmers also supported the Dawes Severally Act of 1887 that divided up tribal lands into 160-acre private tracts for Indians and parceled the rest for private purchase by white settlers. The Farmers' Alliance endorsed the aggressive claims on tribal land. S. senator, explained that "intelligent Indians feel the pressure of civilization" and would accept the dismantling of tribal property.

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