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Main Title A world transformed : firsthand accounts of California before the Gold Rush /
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Paddison, Joshua
Publisher Heyday Books,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 39875157
ISBN 1890771139 (pbk.); 9781890771133 (pbk.)
Subjects California--History--To 1846--Sources. ; California--History--1846-1850--Sources. ; California--Biography.
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ERAM  F864.W945 1999 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/13/1999
Collation xxiii, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339) and index.
Contents Notes
Part I: Early explorations. Account of the "sacred expedition," 1769 / Juan Crespí -- Journal of the first Spanish ship to enter San Francisco Bay, 1775 / Vicente Santa María -- Account of the founding of Mission Dolores, 1776 / Francisco Palóu -- Part II: Life under Spanish control. from A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, 1792 / George Vancouver -- The Rezanov voyage, 1806 / Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov and George von Langsdorff -- from A voyage around the world, 1816 / Adelbert von Chamisso -- Part III: Picturing a world transformed. Part IV: Mexican control, Yankee infiltration and conquest. from Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, 1826 / Frederick William Beechey -- from Two years before the mast, 1835-36 / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. -- from An overland journey around the world, 1841-42 / Sir George Simpson -- from What I saw in California, 1846 / Edwin Bryant -- Reminiscences of early San Francisco, 1847-48 / Edward Kemble.