Tag: History

California Dreaming? The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Kevin R. Johnson Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, are unquestionably members of our communities across the United States. Currently, roughly eleven […]

Regarding the Documents

Scanning the Mythology of ‘Documented’ California

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

What is a River in California?

Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]

Michel Foucault in Death Valley: A Boom interview with Simeon Wade

Simeon Wade Heather Dundas Editor’s Note: Michel Foucault (born Paul-Michel Foucault in 1926) was one of the central thinkers of […]

Illusions and Perversions in California’s History of Preservation

Nathan F. Sayre Laura Watt’s catchy title, The Paradox of Preservation,[1] doesn’t do her book proper justice. What she terms […]

Sonoma’s Fading Images of Hwy 12

Mike Acker Running through the heart of Sonoma County’s unincorporated communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, and Agua […]

On the Road to the Summer of Love

Dennis McNally Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the California Historical Society’s “On […]