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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... again.’’ That peak helped Thompson invent not only Gonzo journalism, but also himself. This article traces Thompson’s literary formation with special attention to three editors--Carey McWilliams, Warren Hinckle, and Jann Wenner--who helped transform Thompson into what he described as “one of the best...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... N coordinates the American Studies and California Studies programs at San Francisco State University. He has written critically acclaimed books about the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine, and Carey McWilliams. N A N C Y S C H E P E R - H U G H E S is the Chancellor s Professor of Medical...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in general, Cali- fornians would be grossly self-indulgent to afford them- selves the dubious pleasures of noir instead of committing themselves to what Josiah Royce and Carey McWilliams describe as the struggle for corrective action. Boom: Californians have serious amnesia. What do you hope to...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
... pueblo mushroom to a sprawling urban center of millions, complete with the largest port in the country. The growth and change in the last century didn t just bring people. As Carey McWilliams wrote in Southern California: An Island on the Land, Southern Cali- fornia is man-made, a gigantic...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... time of the first great Los Angeles real- estate boom. This was when the California Dream was invented, although its substantiality has long been a subject of debate. After the boom imploded, Carey McWilliams once noted, sixty-two out of more than a hundred towns platted in Los Angeles County...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 2013
...- rably in the film Chinatown, a fictional account of the LA skirmishes in the water wars. (That one of the two charac- ters in the film who stand in for Mulholland is an incestu- ous, Machiavellian rapist has done his reputation no favors.) The critics did not stop once the water started flowing. Carey...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... metaphor for what the city did to the Owens Valley. Critics such as Carey McWilliams (whom Towne read closely) castigated city officials for their actions in alter- ing the environment while removing the valley s water, its life blood. Author Morrow Mayo entitled one chapter of his 1933 book Los Angeles...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Wack. See Schwartz, The Art of the Long View (New York: Doubleday, 1991). 2 See Carey McWilliams, California: The Great Exception (Berke- ley: University of California Press, 1949). 3 Olaf Helmer, Analysis of the Future: The Delphi Method RAND Corporation, March 1967, 1. 4 Jenny Andersson, The...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 28–37.
Published: 01 September 2013
... mean? For an answer, let s go back to the aqueduct, although really, the story begins some years before. As early as 1900, Carey McWilliams observes in Southern California Country: An Island on the Land, Los Angeles, which then had a population of 102,249, began to be disturbed by the discrepancy...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... problems confronting the state today.87 Journalist and author Peter Schrag investigates Califor- nia not as promise but as the embodiment of the American future the dream made flesh88 Schrag disagrees with Carey McWilliams s famous description of California as the great exception, citing the busts that...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 68–78.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... The LA-born jazz producer Norman Granz launches the Jazz at the Philharmonic Tour, part of his attempt to promote desegregated jam sessions. 1946 Journalist Carey McWilliams publishes Southern California: An Island on the Land, a portrait of LA as a vast drama of maladjustment: social, familial...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 33–44.
Published: 03 March 2012
... that, unlike the typical industrial factory, aimed ideally at creating new and inimitable products ( the dream factory4 According to Carey McWilliams, these studios were not primarily a fac- tory, firm, or company town, but were more in the nature of a community, a beehive, or, as Otis Ferguson said...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
... or congenial presence in the courtroom, or, for that matter, anywhere else. More than any person I know, said Carey McWilliams, one of his great admirers, Gallagher lacks humor, detachment, tact. 48 At one point, Gallagher referred to opposing counsel as a bunch of dumb oxen, which prompted...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 80–87.
Published: 01 November 2011
... immigrant farmworker a dark counter-narrative within the largely class- and race-based traditions of industrial farming exposed by Carey Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 4, pps 80 87. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 1938, may have been due more to the sleazy reputation of some of its chief backers (who had by then ousted Noble from the campaign) than to the intrinsic economic infea- sibility of the measure. When its backers brought it to the ballot again at a special election in 1939, what Carey McWil- liams...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... George A. Mackenzie, Are California s Fis- cal Constraints Institutional or Political? (San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California, 2008), 8 9. 4 Carey McWilliams, California: The Great Exception (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1949), 42. 5 John Ross Browne, Report of the Debates in...