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By Carey McWilliams

In 1949, legal professional, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped again to evaluate the kingdom of California on the finish of its first 100 years—its heritage, inhabitants, politics, agriculture, and social matters. As he tested the explanations for the prodigious development and productiveness that experience characterised California because the Gold Rush, he praised the power of the hot electorate who had come from around the globe to populate the kingdom in a really little while. yet he additionally made transparent how brutally the hot Californians handled "the Indian problem," the water challenge, and the necessity for migrant exertions to facilitate California's gigantic and hugely ecocnomic agricultural undefined. As we glance again now on one hundred fifty years of statehood, it truly is quite helpful to put the occasions of the prior fifty years within the context of McWilliams's overview in California: the nice Exception. Lewis Lapham has written a brand new foreword for this edition.

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