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Boom. 2012; 24118–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.118
Published: 01 December 2012
...Stephanie Sauer This excerpt offers a collection of the myth and truth—often indistinguishable—behind The Royal Chicano Air Force, an artist collective that played a key role in the Chicano civil rights movement. Playing with ideas about the preservation of history and its perceived truth, the...
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Boom. 2012; 221–5 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.1
Published: 01 June 2012
...Rubén Martínez In this lyric essay the author journeys to the Mojave desert village of Joshua Tree, California, site of an ambitious and idiosyncratic work of assemblage by artist Noah Purifoy, whose career was forged in the crucible of civil rights and the Watts Riots of 1965. Although the work is...
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Boom. 2011; 1243–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.43
Published: 01 May 2011
... notion of black capitalist development with its reliance on service jobs and outside dollars. Yet, Johnson’s very popularity and the popularity of his ideas highlight the enduring importance of nationalist ideas in California’s Long Civil Rights Movement. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of...
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Boom. 2016; 6474–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.74
Published: 01 December 2016
... against its racist history, La Jollans, concerned about civil rights and separation of church and state, started in 1989 what became a long-standing ruckus demanding that the cross be taken down. Like all good art, the work is too meaningful. It communicates too much too well. The UC San Diego library...
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Boom. 2016; 6416–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.16
Published: 01 December 2016
... murals as vehicles for, and symbols of, their social and political activism. They have articulated their stances on local and global issues civil rights at home, civil wars abroad, racism, policing, and now gentrification with paintbrushes and spray cans, and in the process have helped to cultivate a...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... University House, the campus home of the new and much loved Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien. Rose- bud had a small machete. A security device alerted cam- pus police, who arrived with a particular Berkeley police officer who had a history of violence and civil rights abuses. They found Rosebud cowering in the...
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Boom. 2016; 644–5 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.4
Published: 01 December 2016
... unofficial state historian, Starr has made a career of chronicling the internal drama of California s story. But of late he has begun turning his hand to how California fits in the larger context of the world order. Drawing from the Catholic civilizations Spain, France, and Recusant England this new fast...
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Boom. 2016; 646–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.6
Published: 01 December 2016
... to the Civil War. I would take BOOM: The Journal of California, Vol. 6, Number 4, pps 6 9, ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through...
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Boom. 2016; 6428–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.28
Published: 01 December 2016
... Harvard, a librarian/civil servant, a newspaper columnist, a magazine contributor, a commu- nications consultant, and the writer of a number of histo- ries. As Paul Anka wrote for Frank Sinatra, I did it my way thanks to the support of my wife Sheila and my com- mitment to the education of my children...
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Boom. 2016; 6350–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.50
Published: 01 September 2016
... involved in the counterculture and draft-resistance movements who had experienced bloody confrontations with the police and National Guard, particularly during pro- tests over People s Park that began in 1969. Two new black city council members D Army Bailey and Ira Simmons both civil rights lawyers from...
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Boom. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... what s yet unexplored, the family archive project seems to be an epistolary meditation. On the big side, it s about war and race and the philosophical trajectory of civil rights and rec- onciliation, but that sounds boring and pompous. I hope the letters read personally, intimately. Sexton: Reading...
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Boom. 2016; 6340–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.40
Published: 01 September 2016
... infrastructure needed to sustain it. Aque-ducts, reservoirs, and pumps have been central to the narrative of modern California as a hydraulic civilization: a society driven by the determination to do whatever it takes to maintain, defend, and expand access to water. Americans built soaring artistic monuments to...
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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
... East to the Amer- icas, from Eastern Asia to Western Europe. The undergraduate library specializes in foundational texts of human civilization, including philosophy, history, literature, the sciences, and the arts. Founded in 1919, UCLA is nearing its first centenary, but the university builds both...
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Boom. 2016; 6222–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.22
Published: 01 June 2016
... years later in Brown v. Plata (2011),14 Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized California in unusually harsh judicial tones. The denial of basic med- ical and mental health care to its prisoners was incompat- ible with the concept of human dignity and has no place in civilized society Stockton s CHCF...
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Boom. 2016; 61130–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.130
Published: 01 March 2016
... Francisco s goals for the future its elected and business elite saw coming. Shanken explains that, with the fair, San Fran- cisco was willing itself to become the hub of what civic leaders imagined as an emerging Pacific civilization that would supplant the Atlantic world That no such Pacific...
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Boom. 2016; 614–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.4
Published: 01 March 2016
... the world s sixth largest exporters, managed to harvest just over half of the 20 million metric tons of grain they normally produced. Both harvest failures contributed to rising grain prices. And don t forget that rising food prices helped to touch off the Arab Spring in 2010, while the civil war in...
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Boom. 2015; 5464–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.64
Published: 01 December 2015
... public schools. The GI Bill shaped our fortunes. Just as we benefited from certain racial privileges, we also stood on the shoulders of African Americans who fought for civil rights and political empowerment. I got a job working for Mayor Art Agnos even though I never studied political science. I was a...
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Boom. 2015; 5494–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.94
Published: 01 December 2015
... number of Islamic faith-based groups. Both of America s leading Muslim civil rights organizations have Californian roots. The Mus- lim Public Affairs Council is based in Los Angeles and the Council on American- Islamic Relations, while headquartered in the East, opened its first chapter in the San...
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Boom. 2015; 541–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.1
Published: 01 December 2015
... 1937, the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell heard Andre´ Malraux speak at a San Francisco rally for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. It provided inspiration for his work for the rest of his life. His series Elegies to the Spanish Republic includes more than 150 canvases...
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Boom. 2015; 5454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.54
Published: 01 December 2015
..., including some who com- mitted grave human rights violations during the civil war. It is penance for all the bad things they have done The priest continues, They are cleaning their souls. Milagros takes them to place where they feel pardoned. The Lord of Miracles fills a void he explains. Maybe the...