Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 July 2024


The Oxford Companion to United States History
William DeverellWilliam Deverell, Paul S. BoyerPaul S. Boyer

America's most populous state, with some 32 million people in 1996, and the third largest in area (almost 160,000 square miles), California displays enormous variety in climate and landscape, from the Mojave Desert in the south to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the central region to a thousand-mile-long Pacific coastline. This natural diversity is matched by California's complex human history. The first migrants arrived between thirty thousand and fifteen thousand years ago, likely crossing into North America during the Ice Age. The explorer ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.