Off-Ramp for October 14, 2006

SoCal Visionary

Mercer 7415

Carey McWilliams (1990.0024.0326.0033), Will Connell Archive

Visionary California author Carey McWilliams.

Carey McWilliams defined southern California the way Newton defined physics. People credit his writings for sparking the Chicano movement, foreshadowing the film Chinatown, and inspiring Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers.

Marc Haefele (a.k.a. "The Dean of City Hall") tells us about Carey McWilliams, California chronicler ahead of his time.


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