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The Resource California : from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character, by Josiah Royce ; introduction by Robert Glass Cleland

California : from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character, by Josiah Royce ; introduction by Robert Glass Cleland

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California : from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character
Title
California
Title remainder
from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character
Statement of responsibility
by Josiah Royce ; introduction by Robert Glass Cleland
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
California has recently been blessed with a number of careful and colorful works by authors who do not hesitate at--and perhaps even enjoy--shattering the state's historic icons in order to present an honest view of the state's formative events and their causes. Josiah Royce's California, published in 1886, is the prototype for this approach. In chronicling California's early history, Royce's intensely moral nature led him to, among other things, question and eventually debunk the glory attached to John C. Fremont and the Bear Flag Rebellion. With keen attention to detail, Royce produced a passionate narrative--at times ironic, at times outraged, at times in awe of pioneer courage--that is admired to this day. Preferring fact to myth and optimism to despair, he sought to ground our history in truth and to reveal the moral consequences of the American conquest of Mexican California
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DLC
Citation location within source
no. 11198
Citation source
Rocq, M.M. California local history
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1855-1916
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Royce, Josiah
Index
index present
LC call number
F865
LC item number
.R83 1948
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1885-1957
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Cleland, Robert Glass
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  • San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856
  • California
  • Special collections
Label
California : from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character, by Josiah Royce ; introduction by Robert Glass Cleland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the territory and the strangers -- The American as conqueror: the secret mission and the Bear Flag -- The conquest completed: the interregnum, and the birth of the state -- The struggle for order: self-government, good humor, and violence in the mines -- Social evolution of San Francisco -- Land-titles and politics
Control code
ocm02079214
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Borzoi ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 394, xv p.
Lccn
48008136
Label
California : from the conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco : a study of American character, by Josiah Royce ; introduction by Robert Glass Cleland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the territory and the strangers -- The American as conqueror: the secret mission and the Bear Flag -- The conquest completed: the interregnum, and the birth of the state -- The struggle for order: self-government, good humor, and violence in the mines -- Social evolution of San Francisco -- Land-titles and politics
Control code
ocm02079214
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Borzoi ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 394, xv p.
Lccn
48008136

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