Material Dreams. Southern California Through the 1920s
first editionred cloth spine lettered in gilt over orange boards
by STARR Kevin
New York: Oxford University Press, (1990). First edition. red cloth spine lettered in gilt over orange boards. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (rear panel a tiny bit sunned). Quarto. Illustrated with numerous photographs Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the fines narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history “Americans and the California Dream” have been hailed as “mature, well-proportioned, and marvelously diverse (and diverting)” ... Now, in “Material Dreams” Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State’s history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles.Contains a chapter on Santa Barbara, pp. 231-302. (Inventory #: 33462)
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