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Frontier Settlement in Mexican California. The Hijar-Padres Colony, and Its Origins, 1769-1835
Author: Hutchinson, C. Alan
Reference #: 1819
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New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Pp. [xv[ + 457; bibliography (pp. 423-440) 2 maps in text. A lovely copy in price-clipped dj, now in a protective mylar sleeve. The ffep has two p.o. names, one of which is BC nautical historian and author James Delgado, together with his blind stamp.
From the Preface: "Perhaps the most baffling problem that Spain and Mexico faced in California was in their relations with the California Indians. . . "Yet if the state was increasingly impatient with the Franciscans for their alleged slowness in making civilized men out of the Indians of California, the Franciscans were increasingly reluctant to turn their mission Indians loose to be abused as manual labour while the whites seized the rich mission lands as their own."
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