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Three Years in California.
Title: Three years in California.Author: Walter ColtonPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original ...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Gale Ecco, Sabin Americana
(first published June 28th 2007)
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Aug 02, 2013 Caitlin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historians, Californians
Recommended to Caitlin by: Michael
An interesting first-person account of California during a very pivotal period of history - during its transition from Mexican to American control, and during the Gold Rush. I read this for insight into old Monterey as a physical place and cultural center and was pleased with Colton's anecdotes and observations. He writes in brief, amusing journal entries, which are approachable despite his nineteenth century diction. A recommended read for historians of early California (even those, like ...more