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

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Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey

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 Figures
Preface
1.
Introduction
2. Spain's Far Frontier
3. Revolutionary California
4. American Property
5.
Industry and Community
6. The Historical Present
7. Conclusion: Action, Narrative, History
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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