By Jim Hier

The fashionable historical past of Granada Hills begun in 1913 with the of completion of the la aqueduct and the arriving of ample freshwater to the previous land of undertaking San Fernando. Citrus orchards

flourished at the Sunshine Ranch, acreage initially cultivated by way of former senator George okay. Porter. In 1926, the group of Granada used to be shaped as a rabbit-raising colony, promising citizens nation dwelling and fiscal prosperity. Granada extra "Hills" to its identify in 1942 to prevent confusion with a equally named Northern California city, and

thanks to the postwar child growth, the inhabitants grew by way of 1,000 percentage among 1950 and 1960. The group quickly earned a name as "The San Fernando Valley's such a lot Neighborly Town" as citizens got here jointly to rejoice the native land team's 1963 Little League international sequence victory and the formation of the nation's first all-girl American formative years football association league, and as neighbor helped neighbor

after the devastating 1971 and 1994 earthquakes.

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39 No part of American thinking, Bailyn suggests—not the widespread belief in a ministerial conspiracy, not the hostile and vicious indictments of individuals, not the fear of corruption and the hope for regeneration, not any of the violent seemingly absurd distortions and falsifications of what we now believe to be true, in short, none of the frenzied rhetoric—can be safely ignored by the historian seeking to understand the causes of the Revolution. Bailyn’s study, however, represents something other than a more com­ plete and uncorrupted version of the common idealist interpretations of the Revolution.

By concentrating on the immediate events of the decade leading up to independence, the historians of the 1950s have necessarily fled from the economic and social determinism of the Progressive his­ torians. And by emphasizing the consistency and devotion with which Americans held their constitutional beliefs, they have once again focused on what seems to be the extraordinary intellectuality of the American Revolution and hence its uniqueness among Western revolutions. This interpretation, which, as Jack P.

Our intellectual life is made up of struggles over getting people to accept different meanings of our experiences—in effect, trying to change Introduction | 17 the culture. The stakes are always high because actions that we cannot make meaningful—cannot conceive of, rationalize, legitimate, or per­ suade other people to accept—we in some sense cannot undertake. What is permissible culturally affects what is permissible socially or politically, so that although ideas may not be the motives for behavior (underly­ ing interests and passions are the real motives), ideas do affect and limit behavior.

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