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Articles with keyword "California"

Neal Gabler


Walt Disney: In the End, He Wanted to Change How We Live.

Neal Gabler on the genius of Walt Disney

The Low family


The Chinese Exclusion Act Raised the Price of Becoming an American

 A new exhibit tells the story from the immigrant’s point of view.

Book jacket for The Crusades of Cesar Chavez


New Biography of Cesar Chavez Unearths Gritty Truth

The charismatic organizer and leader faltered as an administrator. 

David Igler


Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

soldier with flag


A Lot of People in Riverside, California, Came There Because of the Air Force Base.

California shows another side of military life

Dinner plates from a long-gone roadside eatery


What a Gas!

California museum has good roadside manner.

Wonder Woman collage


Super Role Model

The evolution of Wonder Woman.


“I Have Seen the Elephant”

Some forty-niners found instant wealth in California, but for most the trek west meant hardship and loss.


“History Alive!”

A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.


The Courageous Were Those Left Behind

Historian Malcolm J. Rohrbough talks about the heroes and heroines left behind.