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Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California
Five Fires Race Catastrophe and the Shaping of California
Author: David Wyatt
In this wholly original study, David Wyatt uses the metaphor of fire to tell the story of California. Wyatt focuses this catastrophic history of his native state on five events of social combustion and tangible fire that swept through California, altering its physical and political landscape and the way both were represented in art and literatur...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780195127416
ISBN-10: 0195127412
Publication Date: 1/26/1999
Pages: 298
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4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California on + 4 more book reviews
Great historical perspective of some Intersting California events. The introduction of the wild oat in the 1770's to the 1965 Watts Riots. Great for book reports on California!
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This was a really good book. If you'd like a history of California race relations as told through it's literature, then you should read this book. I got many literary recommendations just by reading it.


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