CALIFORNIA HISTORY SESQUICENTENNIAL SERIES

Beginning in the 75th year of California History and in commemoration of the state's 150th anniversary, CHS, in association with the University of California Press, published a series of four volumes of California History essays by leading scholars reinterpreting important themes of the state's history, from the earliest days through the Gold Rush and up to 1870:

  • Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush
    Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Richard J. Orsi, editors (1998)
  • A Golden State: Mining and the Development of California
    James J. Rawls and Richard J. Orsi, editors (1999)
  • Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California
    Kevin Starr and Richard J. Orsi, editors (2000)
  • Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California
    John F. Burns and Richard J. Orsi, editors (2003)

Purchase the California History Sesquicentennial Series

Address
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
CA 94105
Contact
415.357.1848 voice
415.357.1850 fax
info@calhist.org
Hours
Gallery + Store
Tuesday – Sunday
12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Library
Wednesday – Friday
12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Offices
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm