Lands of Promise and Despair

Lands of Promise and Despair

Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846

Book - 2001
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Taking the point of view of the Indians, settlers, missionaries, soldiers, and others who lived there, the editors offer letters, reports, reminiscences, and other documents that tell the inside story of California before the Gold Rush, from the time the Spanish arrived in the 1530s until the end of California's experience as a territory in the Mexican republic in the 1840s. Illustrated with b&w maps, portraits, sketches, and early photographs as well as seven color plates of drawings depicting plant and animal life made by an 18th-century Czech priest. Beebe and Senkewicz both teach at Santa Clara U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Santa Clara, CA : Santa Clara University ; Berkeley, CA : Heyday Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781890771485
Characteristics: xxi, 506 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm


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