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Orange Empire : California and the Fruits of Eden by Doug Sackman and Douglas Cazaux Sackman (2005, E-book)

ISBN 9780520940895
REGISTERED: 05/19/18
UPDATED: 01/23/21
Orange Empire

This innovative history of California opens up new vistas on the interrelationship among culture, nature, and society by focusing on the state's signature export—the orange

  • Orange Empire available on March 31 2017 from VitalSource for Https://" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="">27.95
  • ISBN bar code 9780520940895 ξ2 registered May 04 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780520940895 ξ3 registered January 22 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9780520940895 ξ1 registered September 21 2015
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From the 1870s onward, California oranges were packaged in crates bearing colorful images of an Edenic landscape. This book demystifies those lush images, revealing the orange as a manufactured product of the state's orange industry. Orange Empire brings together for the first time the full story of the orange industry—how growers, scientists, and workers transformed the natural and social landscape of California, turning it into a factory for the production of millions of oranges. That industry put up billboards in cities across the nation and placed enticing pictures of sun-kissed fruits into nearly every American's home. It convinced Americans that oranges could be consumed as embodiments of pure nature and talismans of good health. But, as this book shows, the tables were turned during the Great Depression when Upton Sinclair, Carey McWilliams, Dorothea Lange, and John Steinbeck made the Orange Empire into a symbol of what was wrong with America's relationship to nature.

    ^ (2013). Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden (revised Oct 2015)
    ^ Orange Empire : California and the Fruits of Eden by Doug Sackman and Douglas Cazaux Sackman (2005, E-book) (revised Feb 2020)
    ^ Orange Empire VitalSource. (revised Mar 2017)

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