James J. Rawls, an instructor of history at Diablo Valley College, received his B.A. in history from Stanford University. He was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, completing his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Walton Bean. Dr. Rawls also has taught California history as a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He serves as the Reviews Editor of California History, the journal of the California Historical Society. He is the author of Indians of California: The Changing Image and Chief Red Fox is Dead: A History of Native Americans since 1945, coauthor of Land of Liberty: A United States History and California: Adventures in Time and Space, editor of New Directions in California History: A Book of Readings and California History: Teaching with Primary Sources, and coeditor of A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California and California: A Place, A People, A Dream. His articles and reviews have appeared in such publications as Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Review, and American Indian Quarterly.Rawls, James J. is the author of 'California An Interpretive History', published 2006 under ISBN 9780073313269 and ISBN 0073313262.