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The History of Alta California: A Memoir of Mexican California

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Antonio María Osio’s La Historia de Alta California was the first written history of upper California during the era of Mexican rule, and this is its first complete English translation. A Mexican-Californian, government official, and the landowner of Angel Island and Point Reyes, Osio writes colorfully of life in old Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and gives a fi ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published May 15th 1996 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published May 1st 1996)
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Rose Gowen
It took me two hundred years to read this, but not because I didn't like it. I'm slow; and I was reading it in the evenings while I put my daughter to bed, and sometimes she was supportive of my project and other times she kicked me in the ribs and insisted I read the latest issue of babybug; and it is a confusing book.

It's confusing because it covers a tumultuous period in California history, the twenty-five years before the Mexican-American war, when it was a territory of Mexico, a period was
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