New Issue of Southern California Quarterly Now Available

The latest issue (Vol. 92, No. 1) of Southern California Quarterly, the journal of the Historical Society of Southern California, has been published.

Here is the Table of Contents:

Caste, Race, and Class in Spanish California
By Vladimir Guerrero

“A City of Picture Buyers”: Art, Identity, and Aspiration in Los Angeles and Southern California, 1891-1914
By Jasper G. Schad

Edward R. Roybal and the Politics of Multiracialism
By George Sanchez


Stevens, Radical L.A.: From Coxey’s Army to the Watts Riots, 1894-1965, by Robert Gottlieb

Axelrod, Inventing Autopia: Dreams and Visions of the Modern Metropolis in Jazz Age Los Angeles, by Nicolas C. Rosenthal

Ivers, Long Beach: A History Through Its Architecture, by Sian Winship

Osselaer, Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883-1950, by Lee Simpson

Jacobson, The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration, by Julie M. Weise

To order copies of the Quarterly, contact the Historical Society at (323) 460-5632 or at

“Worth a Thousand Words: Images of Jewish Reinvention on America’s Pacific Edge” — Next California Studies Dinner, May 19

The next California Studies dinner will take place Wednesday, May 19, 2010; the speakers and topic are:

Ava F. Kahn, Independent Scholar & Author
Ellen Eisenberg, Author & Professor of History at Willamette University

“Worth a Thousand Words:

Images of Jewish Reinvention on America’s Pacific Edge”

Time: 7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.
Place: Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave), Berkeley.

The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but a small donation is asked for those partaking of wine and beverages.

RSVP by Friday, May 14, 2010 to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  94720-4740 phone (510)  642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail: