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The American West Hardcover – Jan 24 2001
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About the Author
Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, Founding Vice President and a Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, former Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians, Series Editor of The Legal History of North America for the University of Oklahoma Press, Editor of Law in the Western United States (2000) for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a member of the editorial boards of Western Legal History and Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He is editor of California Legal History, the journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.
Professor Bakken earned his B.S. (1966), M.S. (1967), Ph.D.(1970), and J.D.(1973) at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author/editor of sixteen books, forty-one articles, sixteen book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and numerous reviews. He is co-author with Brenda Farrington of Learning California History (1999), Harlan Davidson, Inc. and the six-volume work, The American West (2000), Garland Publishing, Inc. He has held twelve research grants including the Russell Sage Residency Fellowship in Law, two American Bar Foundation Fellowships, and the Bradley Fellowship at the Montana Historical Society.
Professor Bakken has been the Theta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor on the CSU, Fullerton campus since 1982.
Professor Bakken teaches Westward Movement, Women of the American West, Women and American Law, American Legal and Constitutional History, The Development of American Law, American Military Heritage, Historical Thinking, Historical Writing, Historical Editing, California History, Real Estate and Land Use Law, Principles of Real Estate, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Collective Bargaining as well as survey courses in American History.
Brenda Farrington is an adjunct faculty member of Long Beach City College who has taught for five years in our history program. She has recently co-authored a book with Gordon Bakken from Cal State Fullerton "Learning California History," subtitled "Learning Skills for the Survey Course and Beyond."