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The decline of the Californios : a social history of the Spanish-speaking Californians, 1846-1890

Author: Leonard Pitt
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1966.
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Publisher description: A striking addition to the literature of ethnic minorities, this book deals with the early struggles of the Spanish-speaking people of California. It focuses on the circumstances that caused the native-born Californians, or Californios, to lose numerical supremacy, land, political influence, and cultural dominance, and become a disadvantaged social group. It is the story of the decline but no  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Pitt, Leonard.
Decline of the Californios.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1966
(OCoLC)600693446
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Pitt
ISBN: 0520010191 9780520010192 0520016378 9780520016378
OCLC Number: 480428
Description: x, 324 pages illustrations, portraits 27 cm
Contents: 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 Público: 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.
Responsibility: by Leonard Pitt.

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