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Author Hackel, Steven W.
Title Junípero Serra : California's founding father / Steven W. Hackel.
Published New York : Hill and Wang, 2013.
Book Cover

 Floor2  F864.S44 H33 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mallorca: Mallorca ; Petra ; Becoming Junípero ; Priest and professor -- Central Mexico: The voyage so far ; The Sierra Gorda ; Popular missions and the Inquisition -- California: "A work so holy" ; Securing Alta California ; Building a "ladder" of missions ; Twilight -- Epilogue.
Summary Explores the life of the Spanish Franciscan missionary who traveled up the Pacific coast to convert the Native Americans to Catholicism and turn them into European-style farmers and explains why he is commonly credited as the father of modern California.
Subject Serra, Junípero, Saint, 1713-1784.
Missionaries -- California -- Biography.
Franciscans -- California -- Biography.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- History.
California -- History -- To 1846.
Alternate Title California's founding father
ISBN 9780809095315 hardcover
0809095319 hardcover
OCLC number 827256454