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Five Fires Race Catastrophe and the Shaping of California

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Fire is a phenomenon both destructive and transforming its story found in the ruins it leaves behind as well as the survivors that rise from its ashes In this wholly original study cultural historian and critic David Wyatt uses the story of fire to tell the story of California Wyatt focuses this “catastrophic history” of his native state on five events that swept through California altering its physical and political landscape and the way both were represented in art and literatureWyatt begins with.

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Nment of Japanese Americans in World War II With an energetic style Wyatt shows how all of these events were recorded and responded to in the works of the imagination that have shaped our collective understanding of the Golden State from the writings of Raymond Chandler and Amy Tan to the photography of Ansel Adams and the films of Roman Polanski Five Fires is a provocative and highly entertaining retelling of California history that will prove an important contribution to the history of American cultur.

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The accidental importation and spread of the wild oat in the 1770s a process that had its human counterpart in the Spanish invaders He then explores the impact of four other significant events the Gold Rush the 1906 earthuake and fire the post–World War II defense industry boom and the “fire of race” that erupted in Watts in 1965 This fifth fire Wyatt claims has burned all throughout California's history and he artfully examines its effects on both the Chinese immmigration experience and the inter.

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Five Fires Race Catastrophe and the Shaping of California
  • David Wyatt
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 9780201144796

About the Author: David Wyatt

David Wyatt began illustrating at the age of seventeen working for the British comic 2000 AD He has illustrated ever since when not distracted by music or trees He lives in England



3 thoughts on “Five Fires Race Catastrophe and the Shaping of California

  1. says:

    An unusual blend of cultural and natural history Anyone who has lived in California long enough to experience its recurrent droughts fires earthuakes and urban sprawl will find this a deeply familiar but startling biography of a state whose natural beauty and dangers make it a distinctive challenge to our efforts to live responsibly safely and with eyes wide open out here where we run out of continent

  2. says:

    9794 Wy 1997 Ginnie

  3. says:

    Interesting book on imperialism colonization ecology race and sexuality in California

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