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Choosing a Topic

If you have trouble choosing a topic, browse through the table of contents of the multi-volume series Americans and the California Dreams, authored by Kevin Starr.


Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era

Material Dreams: Southern California through the 1920s

Endangered Dreams:The Great Depression in California

The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s

Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950

Golden Dreams:  California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963


If you are interested in researching California Native Americans, start by this comprehensive study:

Handbook of North American Indians: Vol. 8-California


Hist 186 - California History

This guide is designed to help you find reliable sources for your research project on California history.  Use the tabs above to discover how to locate books, articles, primary sources, and web sites on your topic.  


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