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by Dr. Carlos Manuel Salomon Ph.D


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Two-time governor of Alta, California and prominent businessman after the . Two-time governor of Alta, California and prominent businessman after the . annexation, Pío de Jesus Pico was a politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican and the American periods. This is the first biography of Pico, whose life vibrantly illustrates the opportunities and risks faced by Mexican Americans in those transitional years.

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Carlos Manuel Salomon breathes life into the story of Pico, who-despite his mestizo-black heritage-became one of the wealthiest men in California thanks to real estate holdings and who was the last major Californio political figure with economic clout. Похожие книги: California In Perspective 2005 (California in Perspective). LibRing - система поиска книг в интернет-магазинах.

At CSUEB he serves as the Chair of the Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee and is the university Diversity and Equity Liaison Officer

Two-time governor of Alta, California and prominent businessman after the . annexation, P o de Jesus Pico was a politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican and the American periods.

Pío de Jesús Pico (May 5, 1801 – September 11, 1894) was a Californio rancher and politician, the last governor of Alta California (now the State of California) under Mexican rule. He served from 1845 to 1846. He was also elected to one term (1853) on the Los Angeles Common Council. Pico was a first-generation Californio, born in Alta California to parents who emigrated from the part of New Spain that is now Mexico. Salomon traces Pico’s complicated political rise during the Mexican era, leading a revolt against the governor in 1831 that swept him into that office. During his second governorship in 1845 Pico fought in vain to save California from the invading forces of the United States

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican . Carlos Manuel Salomon is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at California State University, East Bay. Product details.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California. During his second governorship in 1845 Pico fought in vain to save California from the invading forces of the United States

Two-time governor of Alta, California and prominent businessman after the U.S. annexation, Pío de Jesus Pico was a politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican and the American periods. This is the first biography of Pico, whose life vibrantly illustrates the opportunities and risks faced by Mexican Americans in those transitional years.

Carlos Manuel Salomon breathes life into the story of Pico, who—despite his mestizo-black heritage—became one of the wealthiest men in California thanks to real estate holdings and who was the last major Californio political figure with economic clout. Salomon traces Pico’s complicated political rise during the Mexican era, leading a revolt against the governor in 1831 that swept him into that office. During his second governorship in 1845 Pico fought in vain to save California from the invading forces of the United States.

Pico faced complex legal and financial problems under the American regime. Salomon argues that it was Pico’s legal struggles with political rivals and land-hungry swindlers that ultimately resulted in the loss of Pico’s entire fortune. Yet as the most litigious Californio of his time, he consistently demonstrated his refusal to become a victim.

Pico is an important transitional figure whose name still resonates in many Southern California locales. His story offers a new view of California history that anticipates a new perspective on the multicultural fabric of the state.


Comments: (7)

inetserfer
I saw Dr. Salomon speak at the African American Library in Oakland, CA and thought his talk so informative and bought his book. As a historian and history author myself, I was so impressed with Salomon's maticulous research- and there was so much of it- as soon as i had completed reading the book, I started back on page 1 and reread the entire book again and loved it even more. I realized this book filling in both the local and macro details of how old Alta California functioned- from how Spain and Mexico influenced (and did not influence) local events, to the tensions and mistrust between Southern and Northern California, to how politics, communities, and psyches functioned back then. And as to Pio Pico- Salomon really brought this larger-than-life figure to life in all his glory and humanity, without distorting the truths of either. He also gave us important and incredible facets of the influence of Afro-Mexican citizens in Alta California and their lives and challenges.Not only that, he also gave great insight to the harsh realities of the Native Americans living through this genocidal period of history. So many deep waters were delved into. I think Dr. Salomon did a joureyman job in the tell of the history and told the story with love, compassion, detail and great respect for the truth. Bravo Dr. Salomon.
Richard Schwartz, Historian
Qusserel
Everyone should take a deep breath of the life of Pio Pico, the monumental leader in California's early years, when it was alta california, Mexico. Thanks to Dr.Salomon, through Gov. Pico, we have a window into the soul of mid 1800s California, as well as Los Angeles, the city of angels. It was as wild as it was west! This is a hugely informational and entertaining read, which organizes the names we've known for generations, but clarifies their impact. Pio Pico's life and character is the foundation of California's identity. We are so fortunate to have this biographical masterpiece. Bravo and Congratulations Dr. Salomon !
Wenes
of him in her house there must of been some bad blood between the brothers but nevertheless thank you Carlos for writing this book it really shed some light for me as to why it was a hush hush issue now I know why. I would be curious to know why you wrote this book about Pio Pico and if you are also a descendant of his? This book is a great read for all you history buffs and especially finding out the real truth about California's history 5 thumbs up
Zymbl
Required reading for any Mexican-American living in California or any student of California history. The book will shift your paradigm on Mexican-Anglo relations. Pico was a Californio - not Mexican and not Anglo - who helped to shape our culture and in whom all Mexicans and all Americans can take pride.
Paxondano
I was happily surprised with the interesting and versatile life story of Pio Pico. The tone and narration is informal and flowing. In addition to the personal narrative, the book draws an informative panoramic picture of the time period.
Arlana
Very interesting and informative, I learned a lot and would like to read more from this author.
Zulkigis
Great book. I'm originally from Southern California. Book hit home.
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Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Dr. Carlos Manuel Salomon Ph.D
ISBN: 0806140909
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 1St Edition edition (May 14, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages