California History Essay


This Essay Must be taken seriously.

You must read all chapters that are required to read.

Class Notes have been attached as well.

You MUST include information from the READINGS and NOTES.

Must use proper Grammar and present a College level paper.


Essay on California agribusiness, the Grapes of Wrath, and subsequent agricultural migration to California.

MUST READ: The Grapes of Wrath novel:…

The Elusive Eden, Chapter 21

The Human Tradition in California, Chapters 9,14

**(500-600 words)**

PART TWO (Three-Part Essay)

Essay on California Growth since statehood

  • 1.Early topics: 1) California Gold Rush; 2) Statehood; 3) Nevada mines; 4) Early transportation and Railroads; 5) Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct
  • 2.Later Topics: 1) Salton Sink/Sea Project; 2) Los Angeles Aqueduct; 3) Oil Business and Highways; 4) Movie Business; 5) World War II
  • 3.Conclude with Post-War California growth megatrends

MUST READ: The Elusive Eden Chapters 10-17, 20, 22-24, 26, 28;

The Human Tradition in California, Chapters 6-8, 10-12

**(600-700 words)**