"Southern California: An Island on the Land" Book Review by cee-cee

"Southern California: An Island on the Land"
A review of the book "Southern California: An Island on the Land" by Carey McWilliams.
# 107062 | 1,190 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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The paper discusses McWilliams' thesis in "Southern California: An Island on the Land" that California, the golden state of great wealth was built by exploiting individuals who never enjoyed its riches and were often unjustly denied the name or rights of Americans. The paper is of the opinion that McWilliams' book, although first written in 1946, is a strikingly refreshing text to read against more conventional and seemingly balanced histories. The paper explains that McWilliams' passionate history seems to better express the land and why California is still so complex, so racially divided and provokes such passion today.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McWilliams, Cary. Southern California: An Island on the Land. First published 1946.Gibbs Smith, 1980.
  • Rice, Richard B., William A. Bullough, & Richard J. Orsi. The Elusive Eden: A New History of California. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

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APA Format

"Southern California: An Island on the Land" (2008, August 19) Retrieved August 14, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/southern-california-an-island-on-the-land-107062/

MLA Format

""Southern California: An Island on the Land"" 19 August 2008. Web. 14 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/southern-california-an-island-on-the-land-107062/>

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