A World Transformed

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  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • A World Transformed
  • Joshua Paddison
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 1890771139

About the Author: Joshua Paddison

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A World Transformed California Changed Dramatically In The Years Between The Founding Of The First Mission In 1769 And The 1848 Gold Rush These Eleven Eyewitness Accounts Vividly Describe The First European Land Expedition Into An Unknown Territory The Spread Of The Missions The Rule Of Spain And Then Mexico The Rise And Fall Of California S Russian Colony The Emergence Of Rancho Culture The Semi Feudal Empires Of Vallejo And Sutter And The Arrival Of Anglo Americans As Ship Deserters, Settlers, Traders, And Ultimately Perhaps Inevitably The Masters Of California.

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10 thoughts on “A World Transformed

  1. Virginia Arthur says:

    The power of this book is that it is a collection of actual excerpts from the journals of Crespi, Vancouver, Rezanov and Langsdorff,Chamisso, Beechey, Dana, Byrant, to Kemble Editor, Joshua Paddisonor less lets you make up your own mind The time period of the book spans almost 100 years and in that 100 years, chronicles the loss of a magnificent pristine place with intact Native American cultures to the de evolution of California to it s current state boom and bust by callous, narcissi The power of this book is that it is a collection of actual excerpts from the journals of Crespi, Vancouver, Rezanov and Langsdorff,Chamisso, Beechey, Dana, Byrant, to Kemble Editor, Joshua Paddisonor less lets you make up your own mind The time period of the book spans almost 100 years and in that 100 years, chronicles the loss of a magnificent pristine place with intact Native American cultures to the de evolution of California to it s current state boom and bust by callous, narcissistic, mostly European settlers and new Americans out to make a killing in the new land Is this any different than the scramble to exploit the new fisheries now opening up at the poles courtesy of the global catastrophe of climate change Human primate behavior is overwhelmingly motivated by one thing its life span Human primates are the only organisms on earth that are aware of their own deaths and they act accordingly, future generations be da...

  2. Claire says:

    I ve been reading this in bits throughout the past few months, it s a collection of primary documents journals, records, reports written by European visitors to the California coast before and during the mission period Some excerpts include the padre s impressions of the CA landscape and natives, as well as Langsdorff and other visitors travelers coming through over land and sea to explore the coast and find opportunities for trade Each excerpt is preceded by a few pages of interpretation, w I ve been reading this in bits throughout the past few months, it s a collection of primary documents journals, records, reports written by European visitors to the California coast before and during the mission period Some excerpts include the padre s impressions of the CA landscape and natives, as well as Langsdorff and other visitors travelers coming through over land and sea to explore the coast and find opportunities for trade Each excerpt is preceded by a few pages of interpretation, which give a background context for the writer, and this is helpful because many of these writing styles are a bit difficult to get thro...

  3. Karla says:

    I am re reading this book after several years and I am astounded at the significance of these first hand accounts of visits to California before the Gold Rush Within are samples from all the books you ll want to read after you ve finished this one.I recommend this book to everyone I know who is interested in California history There is something about first hand accounts that is truly gripping.You can t do better for a comprehensive overview of early California history.If you re in town, pl I am re reading this book after several years and I am astounded at the significance of these first hand accounts ...

  4. Jen says:

    It took me a while to get through this book, but it was certainly worth it I really enjoyed reading the pre Gold Rush history of California, to include heavy focus on the settlement of the Bay Area It was great to see where...

  5. Tom says:

    Maybe I m overrating this, but it really was a good book It s been a while since I read it, so I m not entirely sure what I thought or would think today Still, I just love historical accounts, and this book had a nice variety of perspectives on Alta...