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California by Kevin Starr--Chapter 11: An Imagined Place

Towards the end of John Schlesinger’s film version of Nathaniel West’s The Day of the Locust a group of extras dressed as Napoleonic soldiers charge up a hill, cameras rolling.   562 more words

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O Brave New World: Seeking Utopia Through Science and Technology; California by Kevin Starr chapter 10

In a book that has been very pro-California this chapter is gives the loudest cheer.

Honestly, it felt like nothing but cheering.

Though it is deserved cheering, the chapter felt weaker than previous ones for it. 242 more words

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The eight-word mission statement

Starr, K. (2012, September 18). The eight-word mission statement. Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog. Retrieved from http://www.ssireview.org/blog

Don’t settle for more.

Location: Readings Binder S-Z, SISE Resource Library, 2nd Floor Flower Hall

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California by Kevin Starr: War and Peace

There were three things that struck me from this chapter on California during World War II.

The first is that there were no fatalities during the Zoot Suit Riots. 677 more words

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California by Kevin Starr: Making it Happen

I’m going to start by taking Mr. Starr to task.

Chapter 8 of California is a history of California’s labor movement up through the Great Depression.   535 more words

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California by Kevin Starr: Chapter 7 Great Expectations

I am a little disappointed to learn that one of my favorite stories is not true.  Here’s the story:

After the 1906 earthquake, A.P. Giannini sat in the ruins of his produce business with his cashbox in hand giving out loans to residents trying to rebuild their businesses.   413 more words

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California by Kevin Starr: The Higher Provincialism

I’m about halfway through California the book and the history of the state as chapter six ends with the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  Mr. Starr’s history has left strict chronological storytelling in favor of  a chronological/thematic approach.   448 more words

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