Junipero Serra

Junipero Serra

A portrait of the priest and colonialist who is one of the most important figures in California's history

In the 1770s, just as Britain's American subjects were freeing themselves from the burdens of colonial rule, Spaniards moved up the California coast to build frontier outposts of empire and church. At the head of this effort was Junípero Serra, an ambitious Franciscan who hoped to convert California Indians to Catholicism and turn them into European-style farmers.… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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