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Colonial Rosary: The Spanish and Indian Missions of California

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California would be a different place today without the imprint of Spanish culture and the legacy of Indian civilization. The colonial Spanish missions that dot the coast and foothills between Sonoma and San Diego are relics of a past that transformed California’s landscape and its people. In a spare and accessible style, Colonial Rosary looks at the complexity of California’s Indian civilization and the social effects of missionary control. While oppressive institutions lasted in California for almost eighty years under the tight reins of royal Spain, the Catholic Church, and the government of Mexico, letters and government documents reveal the missionaries’ genuine concern for the Indian communities they oversaw—for their health, spiritual upbringing, and material needs. With its balanced attention to the variety of sources on the mission period, Colonial Rosary illuminates ongoing debates over the role of the Franciscan missions in the settlement of California. By sharing the missions’ stories of tragedy and triumph, author Alison Lake underlines the importance of preserving these vestiges of California’s prestatehood period. An illustrated tour of the missions as well as a sensitive record of their impact on California history and culture, Colonial Rosary brings the story of the Spanish missions of California alive.

Synopsis:

An illustrated tour of the colonial Spanish missions that dot the coast of California, Colonial Rosary goes beneath the architectural construction and focuses on the impact that the Spanish and Indian cultures had on the history of California and the role of the missions on that heritage.

About the Author

Alison Lake writes for magazines and newspapers on a variety of topics, including history, culture, travel, and parenting. Her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Washington Woman, and The World & I Magazine, among others. She lives in Herndon, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804010856
Author:
Lake, Alison
Publisher:
Swallow Press
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Missions & Missionary Work
Subject:
Missions
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Missions
Subject:
California History To 1846.
Subject:
California Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 in

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History and Social Science » Americana » California Missions
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Christianity » Missionaries

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"Synopsis" by , An illustrated tour of the colonial Spanish missions that dot the coast of California, Colonial Rosary goes beneath the architectural construction and focuses on the impact that the Spanish and Indian cultures had on the history of California and the role of the missions on that heritage.
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