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Originally published: General M.G. Vallejo and the advent of the Americans. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1995.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-281) and index.
The gifts of fortune -- The pivotal year: 1841 -- The advent of the Americans -- A new governor brings crisis -- A small war heats up -- "Ojalá que lo tomen los americanos ("I hope the Americans take it") -- Prelude to revolt -- "Men with nothing to lose" -- The revolt begins -- Ordeal on the Sacramento -- Murder and misdirection -- What friend Larkin will do -- A changed man -- The Californians retake the South -- The slip and slide transition -- Consequences.