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“Officialdom”: California State Government, 1849–1879

Judson A. Grenier

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter deals with the conventional wisdom that denigrates early California officialdom with charges of ineptitude and graft. It also confirms that the 1879 constitution in fact did little to ... More


Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

John Burns, Vivian Louie, and Roberto Suro (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, a compilation of original chapters by leading historians and writers. These interrelated volumes ... More


Neighborhood Capitalism: Urban Planning, Municipal Government, and the Mission Promotion Association

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Between 1900 and 1912, no political coalition could hold onto City Hall for long, and in the wake of the defeat of the Burnham Plan, there was no centralized authority to impose comprehensive urban ... More


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