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Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768 By Harry W. Crosby Cover Image
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First published in 1994 and now available again, this Spanish Borderlands classic recounts Jesuit colonization of the Old California, the peninsula now known as Baja California. Jesuit missionaries founded their first settlement in 1697 and unintentionally created a Hispanic society that outlived the missions and their Indian converts. The author brings to light Jesuit missionization and culture, European-Indian contacts, mission and presidio operations, family social life, the unique peninsular economy, and the Jesuit expulsion. Four appendices provide data on Spanish kings, royal officials, Jesuit personnel and visitors, and founders of pre-1768 peninsular California families.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826314956
ISBN-10: 0826314953
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1994
Pages: 574
Language: English
Series: University of Arizona Southwest Centre