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John Sutter : a life on the North American frontier

Author: Albert L Hurtado
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of American California begins with the ambitious, elusive, morally compromised life of John Sutter. Thanks to this tirelessly researched and richly detailed biography, the ambiguous life of Sutter the Founder--fully revealed in all its tarnished glory--yields to larger ambiguities of exploitation and empire that continue to disturb the present"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographie
Named Person: John Augustus Sutter; John Augustus Sutter; Johann A Sutter; John August Sutter
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert L Hurtado
ISBN: 080613772X 9780806137728
OCLC Number: 71369454
Awards: Western History Association Caughey-Western History Association Prize, 2007.
Description: xvii, 412 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: A man and his time --
Opportunity on the American frontier --
A tour of western enterprises --
Crossroads of the pacific --
Into the valley --
An entrepreneur in Indian country --
A merchant-adventurer in Mexico --
Foreign intrigue --
Domain and dominion --
Misguided diplomacy --
Misfortunes of war --
The Indian business again --
Signs and portents --
American conquest --
A restoration of sorts --
The gold rush cometh --
Sacramento and solvency --
A new state and its founder --
Land troubles --
Hock farm homestead --
General Sutter and the filibusters --
The final fall --
A hero among the Moravians --
Epilogue: Settlement of old debts.
Responsibility: Albert L. Hurtado.
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"The story of American California begins with the ambitious, elusive, morally compromised life of John Sutter. Thanks to this tirelessly researched and richly detailed biography, the ambiguous life of Sutter the Founder--fully revealed in all its tarnished glory--yields to larger ambiguities of exploitation and empire that continue to disturb the present"--Page 4 of cover.

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