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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 92–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... African-Americans Central Valley migration Oklahoma, Arkansas Texas C O N T E S T E D G R O U N D matt black The Black Okies Lost history amid the tules O ne Sunday in 1996, about a year into my project photographing California sCentral Valley, I found myself lost on the dry bottom of Tulare Lake...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., becoming Californian was to see this place, finally, as my native land For the two million or more Californians who, in the past two decades, have migrated to greater Californiawhich is now located in Texas, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada becoming Californian meant finding some measure of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... completed my doctorate in the anthropology depart- ment at Berkeley in 1976, my husband and I moved to Texas (Southern Methodist University) and then to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I taught for several years, returning to Cal in 1982 to join the anthropology department as a pro- fessor. It was the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Tiffany. 1 Rina Cathleen Faletti, Undercurrents of Urban Modernism: Water, Architecture and Landscape in California and the Amer- ican West dissertation presented to the University of Texas at Austin, 2015, p. 210. See also Gray Brechin, Imperial San Fran- cisco, Chapter 2, Water Mains and Bloodlines...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... a part of a broader push to create a deeper sense of community for members, many of whom both gay and straight are parents of young children. PJ Escobar, who is originally from Texas and who spends almost all of his free time volunteering at the church, said that when he first came to the church, he...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... analyzed the migration of evangelical white Christians from the 1930s to the 1970s. He argued that they transformed Southern California, and led to the growth of the Christian Right.12 Primarily from Texas, Okla- homa, and Arkansas, these mostly conservative migrants established churches, schools, courted...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 22–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... images become a celebration of the human body in nature. The earliest photographs were made in New Mexico and Texas, but more recent work was done in the Mojave Desert in California. Laura Aguilar, born in San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, will be the subject of a retrospective her first at the Vincent...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 12–21.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. Then they journeyed overland, north out of the valley of Mexico, first through Sinaloa, the Gran Chichimeca, Sonora, and Nuevo Mexico, into lands that would eventually be called the American South, the Southwest, Texas, the Great Plains, Western Canada, Alaska, and the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... dog. I meet a small, wiry man who tells me he s a Mexican-Jewish former jockey born in Texas whose son began a dog rescue facility on acreage here near the river. He tells me his son committed suicide in this lonely place, and he now feeds the dogs. At night, he watches bands of coyotes rip apart...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... commitment to wipe Texas off the face of the Earth. More than a decade ago, I dated a Vietnamese American girl from Irvine. It didn t work out because I was insufficiently leftist for her (true story: the guy she ultimately left me for called himself Lenin). But that wasn t the best memory I have of that...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Bakersfield. Along the way, Bailey interviewed farmers, housewives, businessmen, and students, and she learned that Stein- beck s words can still wound readers in the places where he wrote and that he wrote about. The Texas-born, San Francisco-based, award-winning playwright Octavio Solis joined Bailey on the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... efforts bore fruit, we created a national network of regional associates in Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, and Southern California. By mid-2013, the project had a dozen research associates around the country, and that number grew to a total of thirty in more than half the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... success. As we drive, he points out particular fields that he and his family harvested. They came up from Texas originally, first to pick San Joaquin Valley fruit and later to settle. He tells me how he and his five siblings would attend school in the winter and then spend the summer traveling up and down...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Battle for Yosemite (San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1965); James Clarke, The Life and Adventures of John Muir (San Diego: The Word Shop, Inc., 1979); Dennis Williams, God s Wilds: John Muir s Vision of Nature (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2002); Donald Worster, A Passion for Nature: The Life of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 June 2014
... companies. Utah Mining and Construction are long gone. Dole now lists its headquarters as New Jersey and rumor has it that Chevron, having relocated its headquarters in phases from a tower on Market Street to the East Bay community of San Ramon, is headed for Texas. What was once the corporate headquarters...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
... cultures with hybrid loyalties. Historically, since the borderline was drawn between the two countries, Texas border counties have been among the poorest regions in both countries. Those in New Mexico and Arizona were sparsely populated agricultural and mining districts; and in the more affluent west, Baja...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 54–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... enrolling foreign students in graduate programs has become less competitive. Currently, California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Florida are the six main destinations for inter- national students in the United States. These states com- pose nearly 50 percent of the US international student...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 18–26.
Published: 01 December 2012
... smaller cities Wasco, California; Helena, Arkansas; Port Arthur, Texas there are endless blocks of shuttered businesses and homes. Burned carcasses of architecture and people wandering around trying to survive and exist. And the color lines are still severe and based on economic conditions. I agree there...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 104–117.
Published: 01 December 2012
... alabama hills after the CSS Alabama, which sunk the Union ship Hatteras off the coast of texas.30 Paiutes reclaimed such places by telling their own narratives about them. the alabama hills are not significant because they commemorate a Confederate naval victory, Paiutes tell listeners; they are important...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 1950s. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JASON C. TAYLOR. The war changed the Bay Area profoundly. Defense- related industries drew the first sizable black population from Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Many veterans who traveled through the Bay Area to the Pacific theater settled there, attended college on GI...