The eighth edition of California: A History covers theentire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before firstcontact with Europeans through the present; anaccessible and compelling narrative that comprises thestories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currentlydo call, California home.
* Explores the latest developments relating to California'simmigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns
* Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along withnumerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitatestudent comprehension
* Offers illuminating insights into the significant events andpeople that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state thathas become synonymous with the American dream
* Includes discussion of recent - and uniquely Californian- social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, andSilicon Valley - and most recently "Silicon Beach"