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Endangered Dreams : The Great Depression in California

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In Endangered Dreams, Kevin Starr paints a portrait of California during the Great Depression that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. Out of a shattered decade of economic and social dislocation, he constructs a coherent whole and a mirror for understanding our own time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195118022
  • 9780195118025
  • 1,987,144

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Starr describes the radicals brilliantly ... His description of the 1934 San Francisco maritime strike is one of the best ever written * American Studies Today * Endangered Dreams will be valuable for teachers and advanced students for the wealth of detail Starr provides and for the pleasure of his ability to tell a compelling story * American Studies Today *show more

About Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr is State Librarian of California, contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times, and a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California. He is the author of a number of books, including Americans and the California Dream, Inventing the Dream, and Material Dreams. He lives in San Francisco.show more

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