Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey

Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey

by John Walton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520227220

ISBN-13: 9780520227224

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

Storied Land is not only an important record of events—it is also a powerful and innovative investigation of how historical narratives are produced. Walton looks at how Franciscan missionaries and military governors created competing historical narratives of "civilizing" the Native American population. He explores changing historical conditions that

Overview

Storied Land is not only an important record of events—it is also a powerful and innovative investigation of how historical narratives are produced. Walton looks at how Franciscan missionaries and military governors created competing historical narratives of "civilizing" the Native American population. He explores changing historical conditions that generate successive narratives of Yankee progress, Spanish romance, and working-class Cannery Row. Today the nostalgic story of early California competes with political activists' conceptions of environmental protection and ethnic diversity. Walton uses these historical examples to examine the larger issues of collective memory, arguing that history is a product of the interplay of events and narratives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227224
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresxi
Prefacexiii
1.Introduction1
2.Spain's Far Frontier11
3.Revolutionary California58
4.American Property107
5.Industry and Community173
6.The Historical Present234
7.Conclusion: Action, Narrative, History277
Notes305
Bibliography321
Index337

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