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The Resource Californio portraits : Baja California's vanishing culture, Harry W. Crosby

Californio portraits : Baja California's vanishing culture, Harry W. Crosby

Label
Californio portraits : Baja California's vanishing culture
Title
Californio portraits
Title remainder
Baja California's vanishing culture
Statement of responsibility
Harry W. Crosby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 present. Californio Portraits combines history and sociology to provide an in-depth view of a culture that has managed to survive dramatic changes. Having ridden hundreds of miles by mule to visit with various Californio families and gain their confidence, Crosby provides an unparalleled view of their unique lifestyle. Beginning with the story of the first Californios--the eighteenth-century presidio soldiers who accompanied Jesuit missionaries, followed by miners and independent ranchers--Crosby provides personal accounts of their modern-day descendants and the ways they build their homes, prepare their food, find their water, and tan their cowhides. Augmenting his previous work with significant new sources, material, and photographs, he draws a richly textured portrait of a people unlike any other--families cultivating skills from an earlier century, living in semi-isolation for decades and, even after completion of the transpeninsular highway, reachable only by mule and horseback. Combining a revised and updated text with a new foreword, introduction, and updated bibliography, Californio Portraits offers the clearest and most detailed portrait possible of a fascinating, unique, and inaccessible people and culture"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crosby, Harry W.
Dewey number
972/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1246
LC item number
.C729 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Before gold: California under Spain and Mexico
Series volume
volume 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • Mexico
Label
Californio portraits : Baja California's vanishing culture, Harry W. Crosby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A day at a sierra ranch -- Gente de razon -- The contest for land -- Picturing the Californios -- The sierra de Guadalupe -- New lamps for old -- A man of the mountains
Control code
923810307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780806152592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923810307
Label
Californio portraits : Baja California's vanishing culture, Harry W. Crosby
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A day at a sierra ranch -- Gente de razon -- The contest for land -- Picturing the Californios -- The sierra de Guadalupe -- New lamps for old -- A man of the mountains
Control code
923810307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780806152592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923810307

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