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The Resource Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California, John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors ; illustrations editors Joshua Paddison and Teena Stern ; associate editor Marlene Smith-Baranzini, (electronic resource)

Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California, John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors ; illustrations editors Joshua Paddison and Teena Stern ; associate editor Marlene Smith-Baranzini, (electronic resource)

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Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California
Title
Taming the elephant
Title remainder
politics, government, and law in pioneer California
Statement of responsibility
John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors ; illustrations editors Joshua Paddison and Teena Stern ; associate editor Marlene Smith-Baranzini
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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Annotation:
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
979.4/04
LC call number
F864
LC item number
.T248 2003eb
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  • Burns, John F
  • Orsi, Richard J
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
California history sesquicentennial series
Series volume
4
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • California
  • California
  • California
Summary expansion
Taming the Elephant is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, an outstanding compilation of original essays by leading historians and writers. These topical, interrelated volumes reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through all four volumes: the interplay of traditional cultures and frontier innovation in the creation of a distinctive California society; the dynamic interaction of people and nature and the beginnings of massive environmental change; the impact of the California experience on the nation and the world; the influence of pioneer patterns on modern California; and the legacy of ethnic and cultural diversity as a major influence on the state's history. This fourth volume treats the role of post-Gold Rush California government, politics, and law in the building of a dynamic state, with influences that persist today. Provocative essays investigate the creation of constitutional foundations, law and jurisprudence, the formation of government agencies, and the development of public policy. Authors chart the roles played by diverse groups--criminals and peace officers, entrepreneurs and miners, farmers and public officials, defenders of discrimination and female and African American activists. The essays also explore subjects largely overlooked in the past, such as the significance of local and federal government in pioneer California and early struggles to secure civil rights for women and racial minorities
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Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California, John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors ; illustrations editors Joshua Paddison and Teena Stern ; associate editor Marlene Smith-Baranzini, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"Published in association with the California Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000255476
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unknown
Isbn
9780520234130
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000255476
Label
Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California, John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors ; illustrations editors Joshua Paddison and Teena Stern ; associate editor Marlene Smith-Baranzini, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the California Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000255476
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520234130
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000255476

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