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Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey

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Storied Land is not only an important record of events--it is also a powerful and innovative investigation of how historical narratives are produced. Walton looks at how Franciscan missionaries and military governors created competing historical narratives of "civilizing" the Native American population. He explores changing historical conditions that generate successive narratives of Yankee progress, Spanish romance, and working-class Cannery Row. Today the nostalgic story of early California competes with political activists' conceptions of environmental protection and ethnic diversity. Walton uses these historical examples to examine the larger issues of collective memory, arguing that history is a product of the interplay of events and narratives.

Synopsis:

Historical sociology focusing on Monterey, California. Walton explores the history of Monterey from its foundation by Spanish soldiers and Franciscan missionaries, to its contemporary life as a center of tourism, environmentalism, and historical preservation, and in the process, writes a study of history itself.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Spain's Far Frontier

3. Revolutionary California

4. American Property

5. Industry and Community

6. The Historical Present

7. Conclusion: Action, Narrative, History

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520935679
Subtitle:
Community and Memory in Monterey
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
John Walton
Author:
Walton, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana - California
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20031201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
361

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Historical sociology focusing on Monterey, California. Walton explores the history of Monterey from its foundation by Spanish soldiers and Franciscan missionaries, to its contemporary life as a center of tourism, environmentalism, and historical preservation, and in the process, writes a study of history itself.
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