Decline of the Californios A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846-1890

ISBN-10: 0520219589
ISBN-13: 9780520219588
Edition: 1998
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Description: In his enduring study of Spanish-speaking Californians--a group that includes both native-born Californians, orCalifornios, and immigrants from Mexico--Leonard Pitt charts one of the earliest chapters in the state's ethnic history, and, in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In his enduring study of Spanish-speaking Californians--a group that includes both native-born Californians, orCalifornios, and immigrants from Mexico--Leonard Pitt charts one of the earliest chapters in the state's ethnic history, and, in the process, he sheds light on debates and tensions that continue to this day. In a new foreword for this edition, Ramoacute;n A. Gutieacute;rrez discusses the shaping and reception of the book and also views this classic work in light of recent scholarship on California and ethnic history.

Foreword
Preface
Halcyon Days: Mexican California, 1826-1845
Rain in a Sheepfold: War and Annexation, 1846-1848
"Greasers" in the Diggings: Californians and Sonorans under Attack
The Head Pickled in Whiskey
The Northern Ranchos Decimated
The Cow County Ranchos in Limbo
"Semi-Gringo" Los Angeles
"Serapes and Split Breeches" in Politics
Race War in Los Angeles, 1850-1856
Cow County Bandidos, 1856-1859
El Clamor Publico: Sentiments of Treason
California Lost, 1855-1859
Catholicism in a "Medium State"
Upheavals - Political and Natural, 1860-1864
The Second Generation, 1865-1890
Schizoid Heritage
Bibliography
Glossary of Ethnic Terms
Index

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