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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 73–78.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Rebecca Robinson The author—a young California writer—reflects on historian Kevin Starr’s multi-volume history of California and the California dream. While the California dream is tarnished and its survival is questioned in the final volume of Starr’s opus, Robinson suggests that the future of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kevin Starr An interview with California’s unofficial state historian, exploring Starr’s rationale for his work, along with his understanding of the nature of California values, and what it means to be a Californian. From here to Starr’s recent book, Continental Ambitions , and the many figures and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 4–5.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and paint. If you visit, you may consider donating paint as the desert takes its toll on the mountain throughout the year. To learn more about the backstory and plan a visit check out the website: www.salvationmountain.us Read Kevin Starr s Continental Ambitions. Designated by many as California s...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... place and will be important to watch. At Zocalo Public Square Joe Mathews and Gregory Rodriguez bring the kind of provocative reflection on California (and other cultures) that standard journalism simply doesn t deliver, con- necting the past to the present. Kevin Starr is beginning to draw from a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... inspires. A neighbor of mine with a tract house, two grown daugh- ters, and a husband who is a teacher wonders if it means anything to say that the dream is ending. They ve been saying that for thirty years at least. It hasn t ended yet she told me. Kevin Starr has written nine volumes of history about...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... chaos of them, I finally began to put it together, was the patina of presence. It started with people: How they touched, shaped, and occupied space determined the nature of home Indoor/Outdoor Living Since the beginning, the real California has been obscured by perception, or as historian Kevin Starr...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 31, 438 40. 3 Kevin Starr, Americans and the California Dream: 1850 1915 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973), 74. 4 Robert A. Ferguson, Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punish- ment (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014), 1. 5 April Moore, Folsom s 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... facing economic calamity before they turned their energies to fighting World War II. The Living New Deal is making visible their enduring legacy. California historian and former State Librarian Kevin Starr has likened the Living New Deal to a WPA project from the 1930s in its ambition and scope. Like the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... inevitably follow the booms, and the social ills and economic strife that have marred utopian visions, but, he acknowledges, it sometimes did a lot of things better (or at least did them first89 State librarian emeritus Kevin Starr, whose seven- volume history is collectively called Americans and the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... to Pay for the Public Life where he pro- poses, if needs be, the shoring up of spatial quality by land- scaping freeways. If California should neglect or trash its public landscapes, the historian of California Kevin Starr writes of the landscape architecture tradition that begins with Church...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 37–54.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for supporting the research included here. John Pitkin had lead responsibility in producing our California projections. I am also indebted to the inspiration provided by Peter Schrag and kevin Starr, among a host of fellow California problem solvers. Thanks are due louis...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Sacramento criminal syndicalism rail- roading (San Francisco: International Labor Defense, 1935), 10 11. On the trial, see also Kevin Starr, Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 166 73, and Rick Wartzman, Obscene in the Ex- treme: The Burning and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... segregated during the 1950s and 1960s, a period that California historian Kevin Starr has described as the age of abundance. 8 After the rental agent refused to lease the apartment to them, the Wellses followed the example of many other Californians during this period those who sought water for their crops...