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Description - Storied Land by John Walton

Storied Land is not only an important record of events--it is also a powerful and innovative investigation of how historical narratives are produced. Walton looks at how Franciscan missionaries and military governors created competing historical narratives of "civilizing" the Native American population. He explores changing historical conditions that generate successive narratives of Yankee progress, Spanish romance, and working-class Cannery Row. Today the nostalgic story of early California competes with political activists' conceptions of environmental protection and ethnic diversity. Walton uses these historical examples to examine the larger issues of collective memory, arguing that history is a product of the interplay of events and narratives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520227231
ISBN-10: 0520227239
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 361
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Walton

John Walton is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. He is also the author of Reluctant Rebels (1984), Free Markets and Food Riots (1994), and the award- winning Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California (California, 1992).

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