The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home.
- Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns
- Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension
- Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream
- Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and most recently "Silicon Beach"