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Under the stewardship of the California Historical Society for nearly one hundred years, California History is the premier journal of historical writing on California. Beginning in 2014, this tradition continued under the auspices of University of California Press and editor Josh Sides (2014-2019), Whitsett Chair of California History and Director of the Center for Southern California Studies at California State University, Northridge. In January 2020, the journal returns to California State University, East Bay, California History's home from 1989 to 2000, and the editorial direction of historian, author, teacher, and independent scholar Mary Ann Irwin.

Showcasing exceptional scholarship, engaging writing, and innovative research, California History is essential reading for students and scholars of the history of California, the West, and the Pacific World; teachers of California history; and all Californians who are curious to understand the imprint of the state’s rich past upon the West, the United States, and the world beyond.

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