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Californio Portraits Baja California's Vanishing Culture

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ISBN-10: 0806148691

ISBN-13: 9780806148694

Edition: 2015

Authors: Harry W. Crosby

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First published in 1981, Harry W. Crosby's Last of the Californios captured the history of the mountain people of Baja California during a critical moment of transition, when the 1974 completion of the transpeninsular highway increased the Californios' contact with the outside world and profoundly affected their traditional way of life. This updated and expanded version of that now-classic work incorporates the fruits of further investigation into the Californios' lives and history, by Crosby and others. The result is the most thorough and extensive account of the people of Baja California from the time of the peninsula's occupation by the Spaniards in the seventeenth century to the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 10/8/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Frederick C. Schneid is Professor of History at High Point University and author of numerous books and articles on European military history, including Napoleonic Wars: The Essential Bibliography and The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-61.Harry W. Crosby is a photographer and historian who specializes in the history of Alta California and Baja California. His books include Gateway to Alta California: The Expedition to San Diego, 1769, Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768, and The Cave Paintings of Baja California: Discovering the Great Murals of an Unknown People.