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dc.contributor Bergstrom, Randolph en
dc.contributor Castaneda, Christopher James, 1959- en
dc.contributor Hancock, Mary Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.advisor Simpson, Lee M. A. en
dc.contributor.author Sandul, Paul Jason Prescott en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-28T16:32:23Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-28T16:32:23Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-02-28 en
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/1011 en
dc.description Dissertation (Ph.D., History (Public History)) -- California State University, Sacramento, and University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract “Harvesting Suburbs” attempts to provide an understanding that agricultural communities in California represent a unique rural suburban type labeled here as “agriburbs.” Such an understanding deepens an appreciation for both the growth and development of California in general at the turn of the twentieth century and the diversity of suburban types across the American landscape. Moreover, by reviewing historical narratives concerning agriburban areas, one can reach a better understanding of the dynamics at play working to divert attention from the suburban side of agriburban areas’ origins. Put differently, “Harvesting Suburbs” seeks to explain what an agriburb is and why historians and others have failed to identify an agriburb. Parallels are hence drawn between the suburban ideal and the California dream to show how they largely mirrored each other. The suburban side of three case study sites (Ontario, Orangevale, and Fair Oaks) is then furnished to specify better what made California’s “agricultural colonies” agriburbs. Finally, early promotional efforts concerning agriburbs reveal how a master historical narrative about each of these communities largely contributes to diverting attention from their suburban origins. Examining a metanarrative also exposes much about the nature of public memory in agriburban communities. It shows the importance and lasting influence of older historical narratives and other public representations of the past on present-day historical narratives and public representations of the past. en
dc.description.sponsorship History (Public History) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Suburban en
dc.subject California en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.title Harvesting suburbs: recalling the suburban side of California’s agricultural colonization en
dc.type Dissertation en

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