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17
Oct

Reimagining Resegregation in the West

This guest post is published as part of our blog series related to the Western History Association conference from October 17-20 in San Antonio. #WHA2018 By Alex Schafran, author of The Road …

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27
Sep

Carleton Watkins Events with Author Tyler Green

Described as a “fascinating and indispensable book” in a significant and extensive review by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times yesterday, award-winning critic and historian Tyler Green will discuss his debut book, Carleton Watkins: Making the …

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30
Aug

What does it mean when Yosemite burns?

The Rim Fire. The Ferguson Fire. These and many others cause us to look and say “why?” Is it climate change? Fire suppression? Too little logging? Good answers require a broader perspective than just the trees …

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14
Aug

Fire and California Vegetation

Fire in California’s Ecosystems, Second Edition, Revised, edited by Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens, Andrea E. Thode, Kevin E. Shaffer, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, describes fire in detail—both as an integral natural process in …

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26
Jul

Carleton Watkins at Yosemite Falls

Best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, Carleton Watkins made his first trip there in 1861 just as the Civil War was beginning. …

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