About the Author
Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University-Fullerton, Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Society in History, Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians, founding Vice-President and Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, editor of The University of Oklahoma Press’s The Legal History of North America Series, and the author of six books and numerous articles and encyclopedia entries.
Brenda Farrington has taught American and California history for over ten years, working closely with students and professors to enhance writing, research, and study skills. She teaches at Santa Ana College and recently created the text bank and study guide for the fifth edition of Andrew Rolle’s California: A History. She is the author of numerous articles and encyclopedia entries on subjects as diverse as Sputnik I and the California Supreme Court under Chief Justice Rose Bird.