[Cover Title] California History, Volume 81, Number 3 / 4 2003. Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California.

By: Burns, John F., Richard J. Orsi.

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The last in a series of volumes which reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. This volume treats the role of post-Gold Rush California government, politics, and law in the building of a dynamic state, with influences that persist today. Essays investigate the creation of constitutional foundations, law and jurisprudence, the formation of government agencies, and the development of public policy. Authors chart the roles played by diverse groups--criminals and peace officers, entrepreneurs and miners, farmers and public officials, defenders of discrimination, and female and African American activists. The essays also explore subjects largely overlooked in the past, such as the significance of local and federal government in pioneer California and early struggles to secure civil rights for women and racial minorities. --From publisher description.

Title: [Cover Title] California History, Volume 81, Number 3 / 4 2003. Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California.

Author Name: Burns, John F., Richard J. Orsi.

Categories: History,

Publisher: Berkeley, University Of California Press / California Historical Society: 2003

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New

Seller ID: 8020

Keywords: California Politics