About the Author
Andrew Rolle has written over twenty books on California, the American West, Ethnics, and Psychohistory. One of these, The Immigrant Upraised, won the Commonwealth Award for nonfiction. Formerly Cleland Professor of History at Occidental College, Professor Rolle is now a Research Scholar at the Huntington Library.
Harlan Davidson has also published his California, A History, Fifth Edition.
John S. Gaines, Professor of American Studies and Education at King College, is a second generation California. He has taught history and government at the public school, community college, and four-year college levels. He holds degrees from Occidental College, California State University, Northridge, and the University of Southern California.