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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Susan Straight Thousands of women who survived the Vietnam War, whose husbands were sent to reeducation camps after working with American military, now live in the US, where nail salons anchor almost every strip mall and flourish inside luxury malls as well. The history of how Vietnamese women came...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... has been strong and variegated since the nineteenth century. Central Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Latin Americans of other nationalities moved there beginning in the Gold Rush era; the only other city to have such a diverse Latino population so early on was New York City (which claimed more...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... encrusted with hubcaps, stained glass, and street signs. It s topped off with a windsurfing sail and an American flag. You veer left to the north side of the island and guarding the hillside crouches a giant dragon with reindeer antlers, ridden by a warrior all made of driftwood. Along the shoreline an iron...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 108–115.
Published: 01 March 2016
... reminded me not that I needed much reminding of Banham s assertion that people in the desert are very respectful of things that belong there and have a tendency to shoot things that don t. The relevant passage appears in Travels in America Deserta, where Banham writes: Whatever reasons Americans may...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 2015 Essie Parrish Mabel McKay Pomo Dream Dance Bole Maru California Indians Native Americans Native Californians Miwok Kashaya Reservation spirit dream dance greg sarris The Spirit of the Dream Dance Watching my traditions change M abel McKay was Pomo, from eastern Lake County. The...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... American countercultural movement. Once the poster children for 1960s white hippie sojourns into Indian mysticism, the group became enmeshed in scandal in the 1970s and 1980s, and then became a major source of religious engagement for Indian Hindus living in diaspora. The Festival of Colors is the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., twenty-one mis- sions had been founded, nine of them by Franciscan Juni- pero Serra.3 Mexico secularized California s missions in the 1830s. The Mexican-American War eventually resulted in the 1848 surrender of California to the United States. Califor- nia s composition changed dramatically once again...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Wired, Science, and other outlets, and produced a documentary for CNN. J E N N I F E R O U E L L E T T E is a science writer focusing on physics. She writes the Cocktail Party Physics blog for Scientific American and is the author of the 2014 book Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 98–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to talk to and completely American In 1939 Lawrence won the Nobel Prize for the cyclotron. What fellow physicists such as Niels Bohr found striking about the award was that for the first time, the Nobel com- mittee had honored not a discovery, but an invention a recognition that the techniques of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Susan Straight The Santa Ana River, running through three of the largest counties in America, has a long, often overlooked history from Native American settlement to the contemporary industrial corridor, but always riparian and beautiful. This essay and accompanying photographs explore the middle...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Philippines an American colony. For much of the next half-century, the San Francisco Presidio and other Bay Area military installations served as America s naval bastion on the Pacific. San Fran- cisco made the most of its position on the rim of the Pacific world, but still remained impossibly far from the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 71–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... commercial opportunities promised by the newly opened Panama Canal, but they took very different approaches. In San Diego, city leaders saw themselves as inheritors of Spain’s colonial empire and as the critical link to a new American empire at the intersection of Latin America and the Pacific. They also saw...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: colonization by the Spanish, the post-Gold Rush Anglo takeover, agriculture giving way to suburban development, the African American migration to Oakland, and contemporary gentrification. The author positions the current wave of gentrification and displacement in his neighborhood and city in the context of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 102–106.
Published: 01 December 2014
... felt as if he lived nowhere at all. Instead, he inhabited a series of conveyances: government planes, helicopters, unmarked cars, burros, ferries, trains, The flag-draped coffins of Chris Stevens and the other Americans killed in Benghazi arrive in the US. COURTESY GETTY IMAGES. 104 BOOMCA L I FORN I A...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the Valley with their parents, living in camps. They d go where the work was, up to Fresno, Marysville, or as far as Oregon. It was all families, he tells me, with parents and children of all ages. Even the tiny ones pitched in. Mario is a fifth-generation American, yet he speaks with a clipped...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 76–85.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that Euro Americans could. We know that context, that history, is real, and the parks were created within that. More diverse people are coming into the park service now, but it was still largely white and largely male for a long time. It also has a military background. It s really important to think...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
... awe to instill a code of conduct within the parks and an ethic of support for its mission. From an ideological viewpoint, the official history also serves as a nationalist narrative designed to enroll visi- tors in a shared heritage that inevitably culminates with modern American society and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
...: 10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.7. BOOM | SUMMER 2014 7 time celebrated the city, from Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism to Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, and many others. In the last couple of years, her columns on the perils the city faces most notably symbolized...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
... hallmark of cross-border lives. After the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo settled the Mexican-American War, a series of binational twin towns sprang up along the line, developing identities that are suffi- ciently distinct as to warrant the collective title of a third nation snugly slotted in the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Americanization process: either through education or the military. But there s no longer a draft, and the other insti- tution, the American education system, is failing our kids. One of the Tsarnaevs uncles, a successful man in America, when asked for an explanation of their actions, described them as losers...