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Boom. 2014; 4464–70 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.64
Published: 01 December 2014
... Depression. Based at the University of California Berkeley Department of Geography, the project has both preservation and public policy components, demonstrating the many immediate and long-term benefits of Roosevelt’s stimulus programs in contrast to the damage wrought by neoliberal austerity. © 2014 by...
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Boom. 2013; 329–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.9
Published: 01 July 2013
... shadow of the Great Depression. The Pattersons were part of the larger, second wave of “Okies, Arkies, and Texies” who migrated during the 1940s. The Great Central Valley, at 15,000,000 acres about the size of Egypt, held the promise of at least seasonal work, even for unskilled laborers—especially at...
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Boom. 2013; 3217–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.17
Published: 01 July 2013
...Ami Sommariva This essay discusses the work and life of peace activist David H. Breaux, situating it within the tradition of holy foolishness. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 holy fool peace activism Davis Peace Pilgrim depression ami sommariva David...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... experience, the one that pulled him toward a radical love for the homeless of People s Park and his ded- ication to the Catholic Workers, an anarchist-socialist move- ment founded in NYC by Dorothy Day and Peter Marin in the 1930s to respond to the basic needs of the homeless during the Great Depression by...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
.... The last of the grand train stations built in the United States, it was approved in 1926 and completed thirteen years later during the throes of the Great Depression and a world war. What was then Chinatown was demolished in the process, whitewashing the site of the largest mass lynching in US...
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Boom. 2016; 6368–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.68
Published: 01 September 2016
... Amphitheater occupied a bowl-shaped depression in the landfill and was where people gathered for meetings, had parties, and burned trash. The Castle was a kind of church or spiritual vortex built by longtime Bulb resident Mad Marc, designed with fairies in mind, and situated at a numerologically propitious...
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Boom. 2015; 5376–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.76
Published: 01 September 2015
...- vaccination campaigns, each adopting a different persuasive strategy facts, science, emotional appeals, or stories to see which was most effective in changing minds. (There was one control group.) The punchline: none of the above. Nothing changed people s minds. It s depressing Nyhan admitted to The New...
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Boom. 2014; 44107–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.107
Published: 01 December 2014
... small-town Depression-era Americana. Cheerful employees in anachro- nistic aprons manage a conveyer belt that shines in the warm lights, carrying lightly fried donuts that receive a final perfect touch, a decadent waterfall of sugar icing. Remem- ber back when you could walk down the street to your...
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Boom. 2014; 4437–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.37
Published: 01 December 2014
... about the problem, and I shared their despair at a lack of substantive local solutions. I thought I was on their side, but here they were talking about people like me people who had moved to the neigh- borhood fairly recently, who had bought houses in the depressed post-crash market, who enjoyed and...
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Boom. 2014; 4111–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.11
Published: 01 March 2014
... Pierpont, a dense neighborhood of beach homes packed one against the other along narrow lanes, but when Stuart moved there, it was a sparsely populated ocean- front subdivision whose development had been interrupted by the Great Depression. Most of Pierpont s lots were still empty, and the flat expanses of...
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Boom. 2014; 4146–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.46
Published: 01 March 2014
... California nationally and globally toward the end of the Great Depression by publishing The Grapes of Wrath, using a three-year moving average in the graph of California in the US unigram corpus based on its year of publication, 1939, assumes that Steinbeck s etching of the state s name into the national...
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Boom. 2013; 3473–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.73
Published: 01 December 2013
..., defined the good life, and stood on the shoulders of a generation that had survived both the Great Depression and World War II. California provided a safe haven for returned soldiers to start families in suburbia; a national model in the interstate system and other ambi- tious public works projects; and...
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Boom. 2013; 333–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.3
Published: 01 September 2013
... to the very borders of Los Angeles, and the state water project would follow in due course. As William Mulholland said of Los Angeles, its growth, and its water needs: If Los Angeles does not secure the Owens Valley water supply, she will never need it Government officials, noir, and the Depression...
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Boom. 2013; 3328–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.28
Published: 01 September 2013
... have helped precipitate the Great Depression: Over a period of thirty months, the company issued more than three-and-a-half million shares of phony stock, bilking forty thousand investors while offering pow- erful allies, including businessman Harry M. Haldeman (grandfather to the Watergate conspirator...
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Boom. 2012; 2487–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.87
Published: 01 December 2012
... 1888, near the end of the Victorian era, raised in England among elite Edwardians, and transplanted to Los Angeles in 1913, Chandler saw California through the eyes of an English eccentric. A veteran of World War I who was wounded in action in France, and a child of Prohibition and Depression America...
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Boom. 2012; 2325–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.25
Published: 01 October 2012
... of desertification as a destructive process. The economic devastation of the Great Depression seemed to take physical form in the darkened skies of Oklahoma, and Sears warned that without swift action other regions could meet a similar fate. They, too, could become wastelands.11 Sears advocated for...
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Boom. 2012; 2276–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.76
Published: 01 June 2012
... Depression, keeping body and soul together with migrant farm work and oil field labor. Young Merle was in and out of prison, including hard time in San Quentin, but music was in his blood, and in another few years, he became locally famous, along with Buck Owens, as a founder of the Bakersfield Sound...
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Boom. 2012; 2282–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.82
Published: 01 June 2012
... their place in the Golden State, all we must do is crack open Darren Dochuk s brilliant From Bible Belt to Sunbelt. It is the gripping story of how a ragtag group of white Southern evangelicals moved west during the Great Depression, established churches, universities, and communities throughout...
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Boom. 2012; 2237–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.37
Published: 01 June 2012
... market has flipped from a condition of excess demand that drives up prices to a new era of record-low home sales that depresses prices. This housing market weakness is a boon for young home buyers if they can qualify for a mortgage but it is terrible for anyone who wants to sell his home, whether to...
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Boom. 2012; 2255–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.55
Published: 01 June 2012
... hard to feel depressed or discouraged about the Carquinez Strait or California. We have admittedly mucked up the Strait and much of the North Bay pretty badly. On Mare Island, over the last century and a half, it looks like we ve squeezed the juice and left the rinds. But with the breeze off the Bay...