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

 
Part One/
From Indian to Spanish, Mexican, and American California
Week #1 (1/24)-
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 (1/31)-
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 (2/7)-
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.

Paper Proposal Due

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Week #4 (2/14)-
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).

Quiz #1 moved to next Week. . . .

Presentation of Discussion Questions #1: Candace, Maria R., Jennifer Chit & Sinai

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Week #5 (2/21)-
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-Brands, Age of Gold, Prologue, pp. 1-190.

Reading & Geography Quiz #1

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Week #6 (2/28)-Gold Rush!

Reading:

1-Brands, The Age of Gold, pp. 191-439 (parts 3 & 4).

Presentation of Discussion Questions #2: Jessica A., Erica A., Gabriel C., Alina V., & Julio Z.

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Week #7 (3/7)-
Gold Rush Political Economy & the Rise of a Merchant Economy

Reading:

1-Brands, The Age of Gold, pp. 439-492 (part 5).

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

3-Pfaelzer, Driven Out, Introduction (Moodle).

Papers on Topics from Native California to late Nineteenth Century Due 3/7 or 3/28

Presentation of Discussion Questions #3: Araceli A., Joel, Oliva , Monique H., Vivian T., & Luz

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Week #8 (3/14)-Midterm Part One (Native California to Early Progressive)

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SPRING BREAK! 3/21

Part Two/

Gilded, Progressive and Twentieth Century:

From Frontier to American Empire

Week #9 (3/28)-
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 (Moodle).

3-"The Approach" & "The Great Valley," Seven States, pp. 1-4 & 213-268.

Presentation of Discussion Questions #4: Diana C., Janet, Arnold G., Maria G., & Natalie St., & Elizabeth M.

Papers on Topics from Native California to late Nineteenth Century Due 3/7 or 3/28

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Week #10 (4/4)-Progressive Era, 1920s & Hollywood

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-"Profligate Province," Seven States, pp. 315-418.

Presentation of Discussion Questions #5: Jennifer Chaidez, Shirly, Yoonah, & Geraldine

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Week #11 (4/11)- 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-"Land of Fire," Seven States, pp. 113-166.

Presentation of Discussion Questions #6: Andrea C., Araceli G., Bryce, Kristina J., & Karla O.

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Week #12 (4/18)-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-"Deserts," Seven States, pp. 5-62.

Reading & Geography Quiz #2

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Week #13 (4/25)- 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-"Fractured Province," Seven States, pp. 269-314.

Presentation of Discussion Questions #7: Jacquelyn G., Norma, Mariah H., Ruth P., & Ana S.

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Week #14 (5/2)-From New Left to New Right

1-MdGirrSuburban Warrior (Moodle) pp. 54-110.

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

3-"Sierra," Seven States, pp. 63-112.

Presentation of Discussion Questions #8: Taylor H. , Anibal H., Chelsea, Vanessa O., & Gabriel O.

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Week #15 (5/9)-Contemporary California

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

2-"Land of Water," Seven States, pp. 167-212.

Papers on Twentieth Century California Due

Presentation of Discussion Questions #9: Lina, Tim, Alejandra L., Camilla, & Sandra

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Week #16 (5/16)-Midterm Part Two (Progressive through Twentieth Century)