Class Schedule (Each week's reading should be done by that week)

 

Part One/ From Indian to Spanish, Mexican, and American California
Week #1 (8/29)- Introduction to Class, California Themes, & Class Work

Reading:

1-"Significance of California History,"  Major Problems in California History (Chapter 1), pp. 1-30.

2-Carolyn Kellogg, "Kevin Starr on History:  'You don't Make Your Own World:  You Find It,'" Los Angeles Times (15 January 2017) http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-kevin-starr-20170115-story.html.  (California State Historian Kevin Starr 1940-14 January 2017)

3-"Introduction," El Capitan, pp. 1-16.

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Week #2 (9/5)-
Land of Dolphins & Cayote Children: Native California

Reading:

1-"First Californians,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 2), pp. 29-56.

2-El Capitan, pp. 17-148.

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Week #3 (9/12)-
European Exploration & Patterns of Spanish Settlement in California

Reading:

1-"Spanish Impact on Indians,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 3), pp. 57-83.

2-El Capitan, pp. 149-176.

Discussion Lead: Alejandra & Gabriel

Paper Proposal Due

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Week #4 (9/19)-
Osio's Mexican California

Reading:

1-"Mexican California:  A Study in Contrasts,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 4), pp. 84-109.

2-El Capitan, pp. 149-176.

3-(Moodle) Beebe, Lands of Promise and Despair, pp. 311-344 (Sea Otter Hunts, Chumash Revolt, Indian Life, New Governor).

4-(Moodle) Beebe, Testimonios, pp. xiii-xxxvii, 1-15 (Preface, Introduction, Isidora Filomena).

Discussion Lead: Melissa & Harold

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Week #5 (9/26)-
Californios and Yankees: American Takeover

Reading:

1-"Conflicts over Land  in a New State,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 5), pp. 110-135.

2-Smith, Freedom's Frontier, pp. 1-79 .

Discussion Lead: Garrett & Deysey

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Week #6 (10/3)-Gold Rush!

Reading:

1-Smith, Freedom's Frontier, pp. 80-173 .

Reading Quiz #1 (moved from Wk 5)

Discussion Lead: Jennifer & Kenneth

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Week #7 (10/10)-
Gold Rush Political Economy & the Rise of a Merchant Economy

Reading:

1-Smith, Freedom's Frontier, pp. 174-246.

2-"Big Business & Urban Labor,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 7), pp. 162-193.

3-Pfaelzer, Driven Out, Introduction.

Discussion Lead: Mya

 

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Week #8 (10/17)-Midterm Part One (Native California to Early Progressive)

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Part Two/

Gilded, Progressive and Twentieth Century:

From Frontier to American Empire

Week #9 (10/24)-
Agriculture & Economic Development in the LA Century

1-"Disputes Over Water,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 6), pp. 136-162.

2-Sackman, Orange Empire, pp. 1-118.

Discussion Lead: Amanda & Austin

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Week #10 (10/31)-Progressive Era, 1920s & Hollywood
No Class this Week

1-"California Progressives,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 8), pp. 194-226.

2-"Hollywood and the California Dream,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 9), pp. 227-264.

3-Self, American Babylon, pp. 1-60.

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Week #11 (11/7)- Great Depression & World War Two

1-"Farmworker Struggles in the 1930s,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 10), pp. 264-297.

2-"Impact of WWII,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 11), pp. 298-324.

3-Self, American Babylon, pp. 61-214.

Discussion Lead: Kenneth, Jennifer

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Week #12 (11/14)-1940s & 1950s Life: Rise of Suburban California

1-"Changing Lives of Women and Minorities,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 12), pp. 325-360.

2-"Watts," Elusive Eden, Moodle (below).

3-Self, American Babylon, pp. 215-335.

Discussion Lead: Deysey, Garrett

Reading Quiz #2

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Week #13 (11/21)- Era of Civil Rights & Vietnam

1-"Politics and Protest,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 13), pp. 361-390.

2-"Racial & Class Tensions,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 16), pp. 452-487.

3-Milkman, LA Story, pp. 1-76.

Discussion Lead: Melissa, Harold, Austin

Term Paper Due

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Week #14 (11/28)-From New Left to New Right

1-MdGirrSuburban Warrior,  pp. 54-110.

2-"Environment,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 15), pp. 421-449.

3-Milkman, LA Story, pp. 77-144.

Discussion Lead: Mya, Alejandra

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Week #15 (12/5)-Contemporary California

1-"Rise of Information Capitalism,"  Major Problems in California History (Chpt. 14), pp. 391-418.

2-Milkman, LA Story, pp. 145-194.

Discussion Lead: Gabriel, Amanda

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Week #16 (12/12)-Midterm Part Two (Progressive through Twentieth Century)