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The Resource Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963, Kevin Starr

Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963, Kevin Starr

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Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963
Title
Golden dreams
Title remainder
California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Starr
Title variation
California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Starr brilliantly illuminates the dominant economic, social, and cultural forces in California in these pivotal years. In a powerful blend of telling events, colorful personalities, and insightful analyses, Starr examines such issues as the overnight creation of the postwar California suburb, the rise of Los Angeles as Super City, the reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the decline of political centrism. He explores the Silent Generation and the emergent Boomer youth cult, the Beats and the Hollywood "Rat Pack," the pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism and other Asian traditions in art and design, the rise of the University of California and the emergence of California itself as a utopia of higher education, the cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life and the beginnings of the environmental movement. More broadly, he shows how California not only became the most populous state in the Union, but in fact evolved into a mega-state en route to becoming the global commonwealth it is today. -- Publisher description
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DLC
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Starr, Kevin
Dewey number
979.4/053
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F866.2
LC item number
.S733 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Americans and the California dream
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Economic history
  • Social history
Label
Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963, Kevin Starr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Politics and public works :
  • Warren, Nixon, Knight, Knowland: the demise of Republican centrism
  • Cold war campus: the University of California and other secret places
  • Freeways to the future: an epic of construction on behalf of the automobile
  • Mare Nostrum: the state water project
  • Art and life :
  • Provincials, Baghdaders, and beats: literary San Francisco in the 1950s
  • Big Sur: the search for alternative value
  • Silent generation: coming of age on the coast of dreams
  • Brubeck! Jazz goes to college
  • Suburban assumptions :
  • Dissenting opinions :
  • Largest state in the nation: a rebellion against growth and the destruction of environment
  • People of color: the beginning of the end for Jim Crow California
  • Cool, not cool: headlines and transitions
  • San Fernando: homes and happiness in residential subdivisions
  • Designs for the good life: Modernism, Tiki, Ranch
  • Urban Perspectives :
  • Urban expectations: San Diego leverages itself into big-city status
  • Baghdad by the bay: Herb Caen's San Francisco
  • The cardinal, the chief, Walter O'Malley, and Buff Chandler: redefining the City of Angels
  • Downsides and dividends: Los Angeles as supercity
Control code
ocn261177770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 564 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199832491
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008050359
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)261177770
Label
Golden dreams : California in an age of abundance, 1950-1963, Kevin Starr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Politics and public works :
  • Warren, Nixon, Knight, Knowland: the demise of Republican centrism
  • Cold war campus: the University of California and other secret places
  • Freeways to the future: an epic of construction on behalf of the automobile
  • Mare Nostrum: the state water project
  • Art and life :
  • Provincials, Baghdaders, and beats: literary San Francisco in the 1950s
  • Big Sur: the search for alternative value
  • Silent generation: coming of age on the coast of dreams
  • Brubeck! Jazz goes to college
  • Suburban assumptions :
  • Dissenting opinions :
  • Largest state in the nation: a rebellion against growth and the destruction of environment
  • People of color: the beginning of the end for Jim Crow California
  • Cool, not cool: headlines and transitions
  • San Fernando: homes and happiness in residential subdivisions
  • Designs for the good life: Modernism, Tiki, Ranch
  • Urban Perspectives :
  • Urban expectations: San Diego leverages itself into big-city status
  • Baghdad by the bay: Herb Caen's San Francisco
  • The cardinal, the chief, Walter O'Malley, and Buff Chandler: redefining the City of Angels
  • Downsides and dividends: Los Angeles as supercity
Control code
ocn261177770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 564 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199832491
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008050359
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)261177770

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