189B Lecture Outlines - HIST 189B LECTURE OUTLINES CONSULT...

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COURSE INTRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR: PROF. GLEN GENDZEL OFFICE: DMH 217 PHONE: 408.924.5514 E-MAIL: ggendzel@email.sjsu.edu COURSE WEBSITE www.sjsu.edu/people/glen.gendzel/courses/hist189b (download lecture outlines, study guide, assignments) I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION • Midterm Exam March 10 (3:00-4:30 PM, no class afterwards) • Book Review Due no later than 3:00 PM on May 12 • Final Exam Wednesday, May 19, 12:15-2:30 PM in DMH 164 IV.  READINGS • Chan and Olin, eds.,  Major Problems in California History   Uchida,  Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family   May,  Golden State, Golden Youth: The California Image • Schrag,  Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future • Online Readings for Weeks 1, 2, 4, and 5 V.  COURSE SCHEDULE • Two lecture/video topics for each day • Complete assigned reading  before  coming to class CALIFORNIA IN 1900 I.  TYPICAL OR UNIQUE? II.  A SLOW-GROWING STATE III.  OBSTACLES TO GROWTH IV.  “THE OCTOPUS” CAREY McWILLIAMS – “GREAT EXCEPTION” GOLD RUSH (1848-1853) ASIAN IMMIGRATION CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT (1882) TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD (1869) EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES WATER, FUEL, LAND, TRANSPORTATION
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SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD 2nd CALIF. STATE CONSTITUTION (1879) STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION POPULATION IN 1900:   CALIFORNIA      1,500,000 (#21 in U.S.)   SAN FRANCISCO   350,000  (#9 in U.S.)   LOS ANGELES      100,000 (#36 in U.S.)
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VIDEO: “THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE, 1906” SOUTH OF MARKET – CHINATOWN PALACE HOTEL – BARBARY COAST MAYOR EUGENE SCHMITZ S.F. EARTHQUAKE: 5:12 AM, APRIL 18, 1906 SAN ANDREAS FAULT BROKEN WATER MAINS SAN FRANCISCO FIRE: APRIL 18-20, 1906 GEN. FREDERICK FUNSTON DYNAMITING – FIREBREAKS – FIRESTORM SOLDIERS – REFUGEES – LOOTERS 250,000 HOMELESS – 3,000 DEAD S.F. CITY HALL – S.F. MAIN POST OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO WORLD’S FAIR (1915) THE CALIFORNIA PROGRESSIVES I.  REFORM AT LAST II.  TAMING THE OCTOPUS III.  MORE DEMOCRACY SAN FRANCISCO GRAFT TRIALS (1906-1910) ABRAHAM RUEF EUGENE SCHMITZ (S.F. MAYOR 1902-1907) HIRAM JOHNSON (GOV. 1911-17, SEN. 1917-45) DIRECT PRIMARY LAW (1909) 1910 ELECTION 1911 LEGISLATURE STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION (P.U.C.) WOMAN SUFFRAGE (1911) DIRECT DEMOCRACY (1911):  • INITIATIVE (8%)  • REFERENDUM (5%)  • RECALL (12%) THEODORE ROOSEVELT
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PROGRESSIVE PARTY (1912) NON-PARTISAN REFERENDUM (1913) CROSS-FILING IN PRIMARIES (1913-1959)
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