Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771-1890

Pasadena Before the Roses: Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771-1890

by Yvette J. Saavedra

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816535538
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Yvette J. Saavedra is an assistant professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Before the Roses 3

Part I The Mission Period

1 The Spanish Colonial Project: Franciscans, Missions, and Land Use in Alta California 17

2 Making the Region: The Mission Economy, Independence, and Liberalism 42

Part II Rise Of The Rancho

3 Secularization and the Rise of the Rancho: Creating San Pascual, 1833-1843 59

4 The Markings of Californio Culture and Status: Constructing Class 94

Part III The American Period

5 The Age of Transformation: San Pascual Becomes American, 1843-1872 123

6 The Indiana Colony: Becoming the Crown of the Valley, 1873-1890 155

Conclusion: Competing Visions and Dynamic Continuities 186

Notes 195

Bibliography 243

Index 261

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