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Title Over the edge : remapping the American West / edited by Valerie J. Matsumoto and Blake Allmendinger.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1999]
©1999

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Subject Regionalism -- West (U.S.)
Sex role -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Civilization.
West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations.
Alt Name Matsumoto, Valerie J.,
Allmendinger, Blake,
University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Description 1 online resource (399 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Note "Published in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Imagining the West. Seeing and being seen : tourism in the American West / Patricia Nelson Limerick -- Toga! Toga! / Blake Allmendinger -- Sacred and profane : Mae West's (re)presentation of western religion / Jill Watts -- "I think our romance is spoiled," or, crossing genres : California history in Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The squatter and the Don / Anne E. Goldman -- A westerner in search of "negro-ness" : region and race in the writing of Arna Bontemps / Douglas Flamming -- pt. 2. Crossing boundaries. "Domestic" life in the diggings : the southern mines in the California gold rush / Susan Lee Johnson -- Making men in the West : the coming of age of Miles Cavanaugh and Martin Frank Dunham / Mary Murphy -- Changing woman : maternalist politics and "racial rehabilitation" in the U.S. West / Karen Anderson -- Mobility, women, nd the West / Virginia Scharff -- Plague in Los Angeles, 1924 : ethnicity and typicality / William Deverell -- The Tapia-Saiki incident : interethnic conflict and Filipino responses to the anti-Filipino exclusion movement / Arleen de Vera -- Race, gender, and the privileges of property : on the significance of miscegenation law in the U.S. West / Peggy Pascoe -- American Indian blood quantum requirements : blood is thicker than family / Melissa L. Meyer. -- pt. 3. Creating community. Crucifixion, slavery, and death : the Hermanos Penitentes of the Southwest / Ramón A. Gutiérrez -- "Pongo mi demanda" : challenging patriarchy in Mexican Los Angeles, 1830-1850 / Miroslava Chavez -- Japanese American women and the creation of urban Nisei culture in the 1930s / Valerie J. Matsumoto -- Competing communities at work : Asian Americans, European Americans, and native Alaskans in the Pacific Northwest, 1938-1947 / Chris Friday -- Perceiving, experiencing and expressing the sacred : an indigenous Southern Californian view / Louise V. Jeffredo-Warden -- Dead West : ecocide in Marlboro country / Mike Davis -- La frontera del norte / Jesús Martínez-Saldaña.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 9780520920118 (electronic bk.)
0520920112 (electronic bk.)
0585289360 (electronic bk.)
9780585289366 (electronic bk.)
9780520211483 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520211480 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520211490 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520211499 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520211480 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520211499 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45731923
Additional Format Print version: Over the edge. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999 0520211480 (DLC) 97039311 (OCoLC)37917298
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction1
Pt. 1Imaging the West 
 1Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West / Patricia Nelson Limerick15
 2Toga! Toga! / Blake Allmendinger32
 3Sacred and Profane: Mae West's (re)Presentation of Western Religion / Jill Watts50
 4"I Think Our Romance Is Spoiled," or, Crossing Genres: California History in Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona and Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don / Anne E. Goldman65
 5A Westerner in Search of "Negro-ness": Region and Race in the Writing of Arna Bontemps / Douglas Flamming85
Pt. 2Crossing Boundaries 
 6"Domestic" Life in the Diggings: The Southern Mines in the California Gold Rush / Susan Lee Johnson107
 7Making Men in the West: The Coming of Age of Miles Cavanaugh and Martin Frank Dunham / Mary Murphy133
 8Changing Women: Maternalist Politics and "Racial Rehabilitation" in the U.S. West / Karen Anderson148
 9Mobility, Women, and the West / Virginia Scharff160
 10Plague in Los Angeles, 1924: Ethnicity and Typicality / William Deverell172
 11The Tapia-Saiki Incident: Interethnic Conflict and Filipino Responses to the Anti-Filipino Exclusion Movement / Arleen de Vera201
 12Race, Gender, and the Privileges of Property: On the Significance of Miscegenation Law in the U.S. West / Peggy Pascoe215
 13American Indian Blood Quantum Requirements: Blood Is Thicker than Family / Melissa L. Meyer231
Pt. 3Creating Community 
 14Crucifixion, Slavery, and Death: The Hermanos Penitentes of the Southwest / Ramon A. Gutierrez253
 15"Pongo mi demanda": Challenging Patriarchy in Mexican Los Angeles, 1830-1850 / Miroslava Chavez272
 16Japanese American Women and the Creation of Urban Nisei Culture in the 1930s / Valerie J. Matsumoto291
 17Competing Communities at Work: Asian Americans, European Americans, and Native Alaskans in the Pacific Northwest, 1938-1947 / Chris Friday307
 18Perceiving, Experiencing, and Expressing the Sacred: An Indigenous Southern Californian View / Louise V. Jeffredo-Warden329
 19Dead West: Ecocide in Marlboro Country / Mike Davis339
 20La Frontera del Norte / Jesus Martinez-Saldana370
 Contributors385
 Index389


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