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Abbott, Mamie. Santa Ines Hermosa: The Journal of the Padre’s Niece. Montecito: Sunwise Press, 1951.

Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous. New York: Vintage Books, 1996.

Alley, Bowen, & Co., eds. History of Santa Clara County, California. San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co, 1881.

Alvarez, J. Leyendas Mexicanas. Spain: Editorial Everest, 1998.

Anderson, Lorraine, ed. Sisters of the Earth: Women’s Prose and Poetry About Nature. New York: Vintage, 1991.

Angel, Myron. A Reproduction of Thompson and West’s History of San Luis Obispo County, California. Berkeley: Howell-North, 1966.

Anzaldua, G. Borderlands. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.

Asbury, H. The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld. Garden City: Garden City, 1933.

Atherton, Gertude. Golden Gate Country. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945.

Austin, Mary. Earth Horizon: Autobiography. New York: The Literary Guild, 1932.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press, 1964.

Baker, Joseph. Past and Present of Alameda County, California. Chicago: S.J. Clarke, 1914.

Bakker, Elna. An Island Called California: An Ecological Introduction to its Natural Communities. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Bancroft, Hubert. History of California, Vol. 1: 1542-1800. Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1963.

Basso, Keith. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Baudrillard, Jean, and Poster, Mark, ed. Selected Writings. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.

Beal, Richard. Highway 17: The Road to Santa Cruz. Aptos: The Pacific Group, 1991.

Bean, L., ed. California Indian Shamanism. Santa Barbara: Ballena, 1992.

Bearchell, Charles, and Fried, Larry. The San Fernando Valley: Then and Now. Northridge: Windsor, 1988.

Bennett, Melba. The Stone Mason of Tor House: The Life and Work of Robinson Jeffers. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1966.

Benson, Jackson. John Steinbeck, Writer. New York: Penguin USA., 1990

Birmingham, S. California Rich: The Lives, the Times, the Scandals and the Fortunes of the Men and Women who made and kept California’s Wealth. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980.

Bishop, M. St. Francis of Assisi. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown, 1974.

Bookchin, M. The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy. Palo Alto: Cheshire, 1982.

Bookchin, M. The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1987.

Borges, Jorge, and Kerrigan, Anthony, trans. Personal Anthology. New York: Grove, 1983.

Bouvier, Virginia. Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence. Tucson: University of Arizona, 2001.

Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine, 1968.

Brechin, Gray. Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Brook, J., Carlsson, C., and Peters, N. Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1998.

Bronson, W. How to Kill a Golden State. New York: Doubleday, 1968.

Bruchac, Joseph, and Witherup, William, eds. Words from the House of the Dead: Prison Writings from Soledad. Trumansburg: The Crossing Press, 1974.

Camarillo, Albert. Chicanos in a Changing Society: From Mexican Pueblos to American Barrios in Santa Barbara and Southern California, 1848-1930. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Campbell, Joseph, and Moyers, Bill. The Power of Myth. New York: Anchor Books, 1991.

Carrico, R. Strangers in a Stolen Land: American Indians in San Diego 1850-1880. San Diego: San Diego State University, 1986.

Casey, E. Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Castillo, Ana, ed. The Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Chase, J. California Coastal Trails. Santa Barbara: The Narrative Press, 2001.

Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1991.

Clarke, Thurston. California Fault: Searching for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. New York: Ballentine Books, 1996.

Cleland, Robert. The Irvine Ranch. San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1984.

Clendinnen, Inga. Aztecs: An Interpretation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Clough, Charles. San Juan Bautista: The Town, the Mission & the Park. Fresno: Word Dancer Press, 1996.

Colton, Walter. Three Years in California. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1850.

Columbus, C., and Fuson, R., trans. The Log of Christopher Columbus. Camden: International Marine, 1992.

Costo, R., & Costo, J., eds. The Missions of California: A Legacy of Genocide. San Francisco: Indian Historian Press, 1987.

Crespí, Juan, and Brown, A., trans. A Description of Distant Roads: Original Journals of the First Expedition into California, 1769-1770. San Diego: San Diego State Press, 2001

Cuero, Delfina, and Shipek, Florence. Delfina Cuero: Her Autobiography, an Account of her Last Years, and her Ethnobotanic Contributions. Menlo Park: Ballena Press, 1991.

Cunningham, L., ed. Brother Francis: An Anthology of Writings by and about St. Francis of Assisi. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.

Curtis, Mabel. The Coachman was a Lady. Watsonville: Pajaro Valley Historical Association, 1959.

Dana, Richard. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York: Modern Library, 2001.

Darlington, David. In Condor Country: A Portrait of a Landscape, its Denizens, and its Defenders. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987.

Dasmann, Raymond. The Destruction of California. New York: Macmillon, 1965.

Davies, Nigel. The Aztecs. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974.

Davis, William. Seventy-Five Years in California. San Francisco: J. Howell, 1929.

Davis, Mike. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. London and New York: Verso, 1990.

Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

Del Castillo, Ana, ed. Between Borders: Essays on Mexicana/Chicana History. Encino: Floricanto Press, 1990.

DeNevi, D., and Moholy, N. Junipero Serra. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1985.

Didion, Joan The White Album. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Downing, Christine. The Goddess: Mythical Images of the Feminine. New York: Crossroad, 1981.

Eagle, A. Alcatraz! Alcatraz!: The Indian Occupation of 1969-1971. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1992.

Eargle, Dolan. California Indian Country: The Land and the People. San Francisco: Trees Company Press, 1992.

Eisen, J., Fine, D., and Eisen, K., eds. Unknown California. New York: Collier Books, 1985.

Eliot, Marc. Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

Fages, Pedro, and Priestley, H., trans. A Historical, Political, and Natural Description of California by Pedro Fages, Written for the Viceroy in 1775. Ramona: Ballena Press, 1972.

Falzarano, Joanna. “The Development of the San Fernando Valley: A History of Natural Resource Issues and Prospects for the Future.” Pepperdine University, February 15, 2003.

Findlay, John. Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, 1992.

Fisher, Andy. Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life. New York: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Fisher, Anne. The Salinas: Upside-Down River. New York and Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporporated, 1945.

Fink, Augusta. Monterey, the Presence of the Past. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1972.

Fogel, Daniel. Junipero Serra, the Vatican, and Enslavement Theology. San Francisco: Ism Press, 1988.

Forbes, Jack. Native Americans of California and Nevada. Happy Camp: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc, 1982.

Freeman, Leslie. Alameda County: Past and Present. San Leandro: Press of the San Leandro Reporter, 1946.

Fry, Patricia. The Ojai Valley: An Illustrated History. Ojai: Matilija Press, 1999.

Futcher, Jane. Marin: The Place, the People, Profile of a California County. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.

Gillis, Mabel. The WPA Guide to California. New York: Pantheon Books, 1939.

Glendinning, Chellis. My Name is Chellis, and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization. Boston: Shambhala, 1994.

Glendinning, Chellis. Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society, 2002.

George, Herbert. Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry in the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth. New York: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 1996.

Green, Julien. God’s Fool: The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.

Greenwood, Robert. The California Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez. New York: Arno Press, 1974.

Griffin, Susan. A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War. New York: Anchor Books, 1993.

Gutiérrez, Ramón, and Orsi, Richard, eds. Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998.

Hageman, Fred, and Ewing, Russell. California’s Mission La Purisima Conception: The Hageman and Ewing Reports. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, 1991.

Hale, Dennis, and Eisen, Jonathan, eds. The California Dream. New York: Collier Books, 1968.

Hawley, Walter. The Early Days of Santa Barbara, California: From the First Discoveries by Eeuropeans to December, 1846. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Heritage, 1987.

Hawthorne, Hildegard. Romantic Cities of California. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company Inc, 1939.

Heinberg, Richard. Memories and Visions of Pradise: Exploring the Universal Myth of a Lost Golden Age. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989.

Heizer, Robert. The Destruction of the California Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1974.

Holliday, J. S. The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki, and Houston, James. Farewell to Manzanar. New York: Bantam Books, 1973.

Jackson, George. Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1994.

Jackson, Helen. Ramona. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.

Jackson, Robert, and Castillo, Edward. Indians, Franciscans, and Spanish Colonization: The Impact of the Mission System on California Indians. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.

Jensen, Derrick, ed. Listening to the Land. New York: Context Books, 2002.

Jeffers, Robinson. Cawdor and Other Poems. New York: Horace Liveright, 1928.

Jeffers, Robinson. Solstice and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 1935.

Jeffers, Robinson (1963). The Beginning and the End and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 1963.

Jorgenson, Lawrence, and Siegele, Susan, eds. The San Fernando Valley: Past and Present. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Research, 1982.

Johnson, Marilynn. The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World War II. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1993.

Keegan, Frank. San Rafael: Marin’s Mission City. Northridge: Windsor Publications, 1987.

Kelley, Don. Edge of a Continent: The Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja. Palo Alto: American West Publishing Company, 1971.

Kidner, David. Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity. New York: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Klein, Norman. The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. New York: Verso, 1998.

Kling, Rob, Olin, Spencer, and Poster, Mark, eds. Postsuburban California: The Transformation of Orange County since World War II. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Koch, Margaret. Santa Cruz County: Parade of the Past. Fresno: Valley Publishers, 1973.

Kowalewski, Michael, ed. Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration. Berkeley: Heyday Books and the California Council for the Humanities, 1997.

Kraul, Edward, and Beatty, Judith. The Weeping Woman: Encounters with La Llorona. Santa Fe: The Word Process, 1989.

La Perouse, Jean Francois. Life in a California Mission. Berkeley: Heydey Books, 1989.

Lawrence, D.H. The Plumed Serpent. New York: Vintage, 1992.

Lawrence, D.H. “The Spirit of Place.” In The Symbolic Meaning: The Uncollected Versions of Studies in Classic American Literature, edited by Arnold, Amin. New York: Centaur Press, 1961.

Lee, W. Storrs, ed. California: A Literary Chronicle. New York: Funk and Wagnals, 1968.

Le Guin, Ursula. Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places. New York: Grove Press, 1997.

León-Portilla, Miguel. Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.

Leon-Portilla, Miguel, ed. The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac. London: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Levy, Joann. They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush. Hamden: Archon Books, 1990.

London, Jack. Jack London’s Golden State. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1999.

Lotchin, Roger. Fortress California: 1910-1961: From Warfare to Welfare. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Malone, Michael. The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Mander, Jerry. In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology & the Survival of the Indian Nations. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991.

Margolin, Malcolm, ed. The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, & Reminiscences. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1993.

Marsh, Diann. Santa Ana: An Illustrated History. Encinitas: Heritage Publishing Company, 1994.

Martinez, Al. City of Angels: A Drive-By Portrait of Los Angeles. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

Mason, Jack. The Making of Marin, 1850-1975. Inverness: North Shore Books, 1975.

Mayers, Jackson. The San Fernando Valley. Walnut: John D. McIntyre, 1976.

McCaleb, Charles. Surf, Sand and Streetcars: A Mobile History of Santa Cruz, California. Glendale: Interurbans, 1977.

McKeever, Michael. A Short History of San Diego. San Francisco: Lexikos, 1985.

McWilliams, Carey. California: The Great Exception. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

McWilliams, Carey. Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939.

McWilliams, Carey. Southern California: An Island on the Land. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

McWilliams, Carey. The Education of Carey McWilliams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978.

Merchant, Carol: The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983.

Merritt, Frank. History of Alameda County, Calilfornia. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1928.

Michaels, Leonard, Reid, David, and Scherr, Raquel, eds. West of the West: Imagining California. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989.

Miller, Bruce. The Chumash: A Picture of Their World. Los Osos: Sand River Press, 1988.

Miller, Bruce. The Gabrielino. Los Osos: Sand River Press, 1991.

Miller, G. Tyler Jr. Living in the Environment. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1975.

Mitchell, John. Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile. Cambridge: Perseus Books, 1984.

Morris, J. Baynard. Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor. New York: W. W. Norton, 1962.

Muir, John. Nature Writings. New York: The Library of America, 1997.

Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization. New York: Harvest, 1963.

Mumford, Lewis. The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects. Harvest, 1968.

Murphy, Arnold, ed. A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California. Oxnard: M & N Printing, 1979.

Murphy, Celeste. The People of the Pueblo: or, the Story of Sonoma. Portland: Binsfords & Mort, 1948.

Nadeau, Remi. California: The New Society. New York: David McKay, 1963.

Nadeau, Remi. The Real Joaquin Murieta: Robin Hood, Hero, or Gold Rush Gangster? Corona del Mar: Trans-Anglo Books, 1974.

Nasaw, David. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

Nash, Roderick. Wilderness and the American Mind. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969.

Norris, Frank. The Octopus A Story of California. New York: Airmont Publishing Company, Inc, 1969.

North, Arthur. The Mother of California. San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, 1908.

Palóu, Francisco. Life of Junipero Serra. Washington, D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1955.

Parmelee, Robert. Pioneer Sonoma. Sonoma: The Sonoma Index-Tribune, 1972.

Paynes, Stephen. Santa Clara County: Harvest of Change. Northridge: Windsor Publications, 1987.

Perez, Domino Renee. “Caminando con La Llorona.” In Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change, edited by Cantú, Norma, and Nájera-Ramírez, Olga. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Perez, Domino Renee. “Revitalizing the Legend: Manifestations and Cultural Readings of La Llorona in Contemporary Literature and Film.” PhD diss., University of Nebraska, 1999.

Pitt, Leonard. California Controversies: Major Issues in the History of the State. Arlington Heights: Harlan Davidson, Inc, 1987.

Pitt, Leonard. The Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846-1890. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1970.

Pitti, Stephen. The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Relations. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Plumwood, Val. Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Polk, Dora Beale. The Island of California: A History of the Myth. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991.

Quinn, Arthur. Broken Shore: The Marin Peninsula, a Perspective on History. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, Inc, 1981.

Rawls, James. Indians of California: The Changing Image. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984.

Rebolledo, Tey Diana. Women Singing in the Snow: A Cultural Analysis of Chicana Literature. Tucson/London: The University of Arizona Press, 1995.

Rebolledo, Tey Diana, and Rivero, Eliana, eds. Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature. Phoenix: University of Arizona Press, 1993.

Rieff, David. Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

Riesenberg, Felix Jr. The Golden Road: The Story of California’s Spanish Mission Trail. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1962.

Reisner, Marc. A Dangerous Place: California’s Unsettling Fate. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Rodriguez de Montalvo, Garcia, and Little, William, trans. The Labors of the Very Brave Knight Esplandian. Binghamton: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992.

Rodriguez, Jeanette. Our Lady of Guadalupe: Faith and Empowerment Among Mexican-American Women. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Rogers, Everett, and Larsen, Judith. Silicon Valley Fever: Growth of High-Technology Culture. New York: Basic Books, 1984.

Rorabaugh, W. J. Berkeley at War: The 1960s. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Rosenthal, Rob. Homeless in Paradise: A Map of the Terrain. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.

Rosenus, Alan. General Vallejo and the Advent of the Americans. Berkeley: Heyday Press, 1999.

Roszak, Theodore, Gomes, Mary, and Kanner, Allen, eds. Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Roszak, Theodore. The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology. Grand Rapids: Phanes, 1992.

Royce, Josiah. California: From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco. New York: Alred A. Knopf, 1948.

Ruscin, Terry. Mission Memoirs. San Diego: Sunbelt Publications, 1999.

Ryden, Kent. Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1993.

Sale, Kirkpatrick. Dwellers in the Land. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1991.

Sale, Kirkpatrick. The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

Sanchez, Cynthia. “‘Blessed is the Fruit of thy Womb’: The Politics of the Representation and Reproduction of the Mythical Mother in New Mexico Cultural Traditions.” PhD diss., New York University, 1998.

Sawyer, Eugene. History of Santa Clara County, California. Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1922.

Schrag, Peter. Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1999.

Schumacher, E. F. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1973.

Schuman, Dovey, ed. Headlines: A History of Santa Barbara from the Pages of its Newspapers, 1855-1982. Santa Barbara: News-Press Publishing Company, 1982.

Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.

Schmookler, Andrew. Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution. New York: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Shepard, Paul. Coming Home to the Pleistocene. Washington D.C.: Island Press, 1998.

Shepard, Paul. Nature and Madness. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.

Shepard, Paul. Thinking Animals: Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence. Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, 1978.

Shipek, Florence. Pushed into the Rocks: Southern California Indian Land Tenure, 1769-1986. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

Shiva, Vandana. Staying Alive: Women, Ecology,and Survival in India. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Sinclair, Upton. The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1962.

Smith, Barbara. Ghost Stories of California. Renton: Lone Pine, 2000.

Spaulding, Edward. A Brief Story of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara: Pacific Coast Publishing Company, 1964.

Starr, Kevin. Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Starr, Kevin. Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1999-2003. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.

Starr, Kevin. Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Starr, Kevin. Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Starr, Kevin. Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Starr, Kevin. Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Starr, Kevin. The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. New York: Penguin USA, 1993.

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin, 1992.

Steinbeck, John. The Log from the Sea of Cortez. New York: Penguin, 1997.

Stegner, Wallace. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West. New York: Random House, 1992.

Stephanson, Anders. Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

Sully, Langdon, and Bigelow, Taryn. Oceanside: Crest of the Wave. Northridge: Windsor, 1988.

Swan, James, and Swan, Roberta, eds. Dialogs with the Living Earth: New Ideas on the Spirit of Place from Designers, Architects, and Innovators. Wheaton: Quest, 1996.

Synder, Gary. Turtle Island. New York: New Directions, 1974.

Tac, Pablo. Indian Life and Customs at Mission San Luis Rey, Written About 1835. Oceanside: San Luis Rey Mission Indian Foundation, 1998.

Tajnai, Carolyn. “From the Valley of Heart’s Delight to the Silicon Valley: A Study of Stanford University’s Role in the Transformation.” Standford University, 1996.

Terrell, John. The Arrow and the Cross: A History of the American Indian and the Missionaries. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1979.

Thoreau, Henry. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Thomas, Mark. Wielding the Gavel: The Story of the Courts of San Benito County from 1874 through 1994. San Jose: Alma Press, 1996.

Thornton, Bruce. In Search of Joaquin: Myth, Murieta, and History in California. San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2003.

Tompkins, Walter. Santa Barbara Yesterdays. Santa Barbara: McNally and Loftin, 1962.

Trautman, Baxter. Spirit of the Valley: An Ecological Mythology of an Oak Savanna. Santa Margarita: Black Mountain Press, 1998.

Triem, Judith. Ventura County: Land of Good Fortune. San Luis Obispo: EZ Nature Books, 1990.

Turner, Frederick. Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit against the Wilderness. New York: Viking Press, 1990.

Turner, Jack. The Abstract Wild. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1996.

Verardo, Jennie, and Verardo, Denzil. The Salinas Valley: An Illustrated History. Northridge: Windsor Publications, 1989.

Villanueva, Alma. Weeping Woman: La Llorona and Other Stories. Tempe: Bilingual Press, 1994.

Walker, Dale. Bear Flag Rising: The Conquest of California, 1846. New York: Forge, 1999.

Walton, John. Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Wayburn, Cynthia, and Scott, Peter, eds. In the Ocean Wind: The Santa Cruz North Coast. Felton: Glenwood, 1974.

Webb, Edith. Indian Life at the Old Missions. Los Angeles: Warren F. Lewis, 1952

Winslow, Ward, ed. The Making of Silicon Valley: One Hundred Year Renaissance. Palo Alto: Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, 1995.

Whitehead, Richard. Citadel on the Channel: The Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara, its Founding and Construction, 1782-1798. Santa Barbara and Spokane: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1996.

Wheelwright, Jane, and Schmidt, Lynda. The Long Shore: A Psychological Experience of the Wilderness. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991.

Wheelwright, Jane. The Ranch Papers. Santa Monica and San Francisco: The Lapis Press, 1988.

Wyatt, David. Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1997.

Wyatt, David. The Fall into Eden: Landscape and Imagination in California. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Young, Stanley, and Levick, Melba. The Missions of California. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.

West of the West