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Boom. 2011; 1420–25 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.20
Published: 01 November 2011
... California s Redwood National Park. Indeed, Kuchel enjoyed strong support in both Cali- fornia and the US Senate. He was the last Senate nomi- nee in California to win all fifty-eight counties and the only senator elected Assistant Minority Leader five consecutive times.2 Kuchel s brand of progressive...
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Boom. 2016; 6470–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.70
Published: 01 December 2016
...: Poetry is our most concise, expressive, and memo- rable way of using words to describe our existence. Poems awaken the imagination and memory to make us more alert to life. On both an individual and communal level, poems provide the language, ideas, and images to help us under- stand ourselves, our...
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Boom. 2016; 631–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.1
Published: 01 September 2016
..., told from multiple perspectives using rare historical artifacts, first person accounts, and new contemporary art to show how the Party continues to inspire culture, activism, and community empowerment on local, national, and international levels. Throughout, consider why the Panthers remain controver...
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Boom. 2015; 5420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the US popula- tion is foreign born, and 25 percent of foreign-born people in the United States live in California.5 In 2011, 27 percent of Californians were born outside the United States 53 percent from Latin America and 37 percent from Asia.6 California s mix of people from around the world is...
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Boom. 2014; 4437–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.37
Published: 01 December 2014
... and later Mexican land grants. When the US Senate ratified the treaty in March, however, Senators struck that provision, throwing those claims into a legally unsettled area. A new 40 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM set of rules now governed this land, and another wave of displacement was about to begin...
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Boom. 2014; 4454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.54
Published: 01 December 2014
... road to drop and grease the street, instead of harvesting them and putting them to good use. Then, when I moved to the Sacramento area in 2007 to begin teaching sociology at Yuba College, I read in the Sacramento Bee that University of California, Davis, having settled too many suits filed by...
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Boom. 2014; 4186–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.86
Published: 01 March 2014
... Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California (Washing- ton, D.C.: US Senate, Thirtieth Congress, 1848), 122 124. 5 There are remarkably few historical studies of the joint bound- ary commissions. The key sources on the post-1848 boundary survey are Paula Rebert, La Gran L ´nea: Mapping the United...
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Boom. 2013; 3234–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.34
Published: 01 July 2013
...Anthony Macías This essay uses the 1960s, Gerald Wilson’s most prolific period, as a window into his life and work as a big band jazz trumpeter, soloist, arranger, conductor, and composer. This selective snapshot of Wilson’s career inserts him more fully into jazz—and California—history, while...
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Boom. 2013; 3117–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.17
Published: 01 May 2013
... a unique set of circumstances that allowed for the camp to take on a second life. Its utility infrastructure is still in use today and the distribution and repurposing of its barracks buildings contributed to the success of the last phase of area homesteading by WW II veterans. It is now also the...
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Boom. 2012; 2427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.27
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Seduction of the Innocent (New York: Rinehart, 1954), 150, 158 162, 190. 32 Wertham, Seduction of the Innocent, 32. US Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Hearings Before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, (Comic Books), 83d Cong., 2nd sess., 21 April 1954, 14. Frederic Thrasher alleged...
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Boom. 2012; 2444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.44
Published: 01 December 2012
... swelled the progress. This larger community would famously come to include one vice president (Al Gore), two US senators (Al Franken and Patrick Leahy), an NBA all-star (Bill Walton), a famous scholar (Joseph Campbell), and other notables. Paradoxically, the band s mobility didn t impede their efforts to...
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Boom. 2012; 2487–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.87
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Nasty place Hardboiled fiction and mystery story were the two main terms that Chandler himself used to describe his work. In his fiction there are always multiple murders, always the dogged detective who empathizes with the little man and the little woman who haven t basked in Jazz Age glamour...
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Boom. 2012; 2325–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.25
Published: 01 October 2012
... wildlife mitigation projects associated with renewable energy development throughout the 22,587,000- acre California desert planning area. A legislative effort is also underway in the US Senate. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), who sponsored the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, has introduced new...
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Boom. 2012; 2178–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.1.78
Published: 03 March 2012
... longer the only priorities for water use, and this change in social values was embodied by a wave of environmental laws and regulations. We asked to have our rivers, and drink them too. In many ways, the state is still learning to live with the full implications of this shift, and the challenge of...
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Boom. 2011; 1410–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.10
Published: 01 November 2011
... ] that as a US Senator, it would not be appropriate for you to be going on The Tonight Show as a guest. As a result of that decision, many in the public came to know only the caricature. When his Senate term ended, Don acknowledged that it was not considered successful. Asked what he d be re- membered...
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Boom. 2011; 1431–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.31
Published: 01 November 2011
... bilingual poster announcing town hall meeting sites and dates, and we broadcast our visit on Spanish-language radio. Still, we went into this project with modest expectations for success. What we found surprised us. At our first event, we ar- rived to a packed house at the local Desert Alliance for...
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Boom. 2011; 1330–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.30
Published: 01 August 2011
...Josh Sides California—simultaneously celebrated and reviled for its fabled sexual tolerance for the past half-century—has pioneered the use of sexual propositions, ballot initiatives designed to either expand the scope of “obscenity” censorship or to suppress the rights and aspirations of...
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Boom. 2011; 1344–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.44
Published: 01 August 2011
...Dolores Inés Casillas In 2008, famed radio host El Cucuy de la Mañana (The Morning Bogeyman) bid farewell to listeners of Spanish-language radio. For over two decades, El Cucuy’s trademark wit, cunning humor, and relentless use of laugh tracks boomed over the morning airwaves. Los Angelenos tuned...
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Boom. 2011; 1313–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.13
Published: 01 August 2011
... cast in the last gubernatorial election, for a statutory initiative, or 8 percent (nearly 700,000) for a constitutional amendment. Tom Hiltachk, a Sacramento-based lawyer for Republican candidates and conservative causes, famously used to ask would-be initiative sponsors to answer the million-dollar...
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Boom. 2011; 1259–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.59
Published: 01 May 2011
...Kathryn Olmsted In 1935, the state of California convicted eight Communist organizers of criminal syndicalism and sent them to prison. This article argues that the Sacramento conspiracy trial of farm labor organizers shows how California growers and their allies in state and local government used...