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Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848
     

Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848

by Rose Marie Beebe (Translator), Robert M. Senkewicz (Translator)
 

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When in the early 1870s historian Hubert Howe Bancroft sent interviewers out to gather oral histories from the pre-statehood gentry of California, he didn't count on one thing: the women. When the men weren't available, the interviewers collected the stories of the women of the household-almost as an afterthought. These were eventually archived at the University of

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When in the early 1870s historian Hubert Howe Bancroft sent interviewers out to gather oral histories from the pre-statehood gentry of California, he didn't count on one thing: the women. When the men weren't available, the interviewers collected the stories of the women of the household-almost as an afterthought. These were eventually archived at the University of California, although many were all but forgotten.

From the editors of the highly influential hands of Promise and Despair, here are thirteen women's firsthand accounts from the time California was part of Spain and Mexico. Having lived through the gold rush and seen their country change so drastically, these women understood the need to tell the full story of the people and the places that were their California. Some of their words are translated here into English for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597140331
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.18(d)

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