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Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846
     

Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846

by Rose Marie Beebe, Robert M. Senkewicz
 

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ISBN-10: 1890771481

ISBN-13: 9781890771485

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Heyday Books

Western History. While the last 150 of California History, from the gold rush to the present, have been well researched and described in hundreds of books, the previous three centuries—from the first explorations of Baja California in 1533 to the Mexican-American War of 1846—are either ignored entirely or distorted by myth. LANDS OF PROMISE AND DESPAIR is

Overview

Western History. While the last 150 of California History, from the gold rush to the present, have been well researched and described in hundreds of books, the previous three centuries—from the first explorations of Baja California in 1533 to the Mexican-American War of 1846—are either ignored entirely or distorted by myth. LANDS OF PROMISE AND DESPAIR is a copious collection of reminiscences, reports, letters, and documents mostly by residents of early California, from the viewpoint of people who made their homes in it. This ambitious and accessible book, with maps, paintings, sketches, and early photographs, is sure to become a cornerstone in the study of California history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890771485
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
California Legacy Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Maps,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
Part I: Exploration,
Part II: Colonization,
Part III: Settlements,
Part IV: Mexican California,
Appendix A: Chronology,
Appendix B: Governors of the Californias,
Notes,
Glossary,
Suggestions for Further Reading,
Permissions,
Index,

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