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The California Missions (First Books - Examining the Past)

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Published by Franklin Watts .
Written in English


  • History - United States/State & Local,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History - Central & South America,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Missions, Spanish,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Indians of North America,
  • History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary,
  • Missions,
  • California,
  • Church architecture,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7781771M
ISBN 100531158934
ISBN 109780531158937

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  I love the California missions, but live on the wrong coast, so I like a good book on rnia Missions is now he best one I have. The text is workmanlike. There is a potted essay on the history of each mission, based mostly on century old official histories that remind me of  › Books › Arts & Photography › Photography & Video.   I found the book to be quite appropriate for 4th graders which is when traditionally the California Missions are studied. The book is well-organized with pictures of the missions, and the chapters give enough information to educate the young child at their level without exposing them to content which they lack maturity to  › Books › Children's Books › History.   The California Missions Source Book: Key Information, Dramatic Images, and Fascinating Anecdotes Covering All 21 Missions (Essential Facts at a Glance) 2nd edition by McLaughlin, David, Mendoza, Rubén () Spiral-bound out of 5 stars 9. Spiral-bound. $ › Books › History › Americas. California Missions: A Guide to the Historic Trails of the Padres, by Karl F. Brown, contrib. by Rexford Newcomb, illust. by Floyd Ray (Gutenberg ebook) Filed under: Spanish mission buildings -- California. The Famous Missions of California, by William Henry Hudson (Gutenberg text)?type=lcsubc&key=Missions.

Get this from a library! The California missions: a pictorial history. [Dorothy Krell;] -- A guide to the twenty-one Spanish missions in California which examines the unique history of :// I usually don't give 5 stars for a book, but this one hot the mark. The Introduction set the tone by the author, sharing why she had such a high interest in the California Missions. My wife and I have made a goal to visit all 21 and we are chipping away at it one by one. The book is mainly pictures with a paragraph on each of the :// The photographs of the California missions are beautiful. This book does not purport to be a true history of the missions: all the ugly parts about servitude and native slavery are omitted. This is told from the perspective of how absolutely heroic the missionaries were to trek thousands of miles and establish so many magnificent ://   Much of California including land that was far from the coast, would be turned into a huge and profitable farming area—the legacy of the missions, albeit at a tragic cost to California’s -arrived settlers were faced with twenty-one missions that were in actuality giant agribusinesses that controlled the best lands with a large pool of free ://