Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean François de la Pérouse

Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean François de la Pérouse

Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin / Nov 30, 2020
Life in a California Mission Monterey in The Journals of Jean Fran ois de la P rouse Nonfiction California Studies On the afternoon of September two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey the first foreign vessels to visit Spain s California colonies Aboard was a p
  • Title: Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean François de la Pérouse
  • Author: Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin
  • ISBN: 9780930588397
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nonfiction California Studies On the afternoon of September 14, 1786, two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey, the first foreign vessels to visit Spain s California colonies Aboard was a party of eminent scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians For the next ten days the expedition s commander, Jean Francois de la Perouse, took detNonfiction California Studies On the afternoon of September 14, 1786, two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey, the first foreign vessels to visit Spain s California colonies Aboard was a party of eminent scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians For the next ten days the expedition s commander, Jean Francois de la Perouse, took detailed notes on the life and character of the area its abundant wildlife, the labors of soldiers and monks, and the customs of Indians recently drawn into the mission These observations provide a startling portrayal of California two centuries ago.
    • DOWNLOAD KINDLE Ë Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean François de la Pérouse - by Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin
      Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin

    About "Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin"

      • Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin

        Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean François de la Pérouse book, this is one of the most wanted Jean François de la Pérouse Linda Yamane Malcolm Margolin author readers around the world.


    691 Comments

    1. This is a book which everyone in California ought to read carefully It is the best succinct volume I have found to date providing a factual, firsthand account of what life was like at a California mission The topic is mature and presented with academic rigor, but this is a page turner which is easy and fun to read, not a tough slog like many historical works can be More than any other book I can recall, the introduction and other interpretive notes are at least as important and interesting as th [...]


    2. Half the book is an essay by Malcolm margolin that helps put La Perouse s journal into perspective After I read the essay I felt really let down in a very selfish way because I wish I d written it Absolutely essential to anyone researching California Missions, but especially San Carlos Carmel.




    3. While the information in this is fantastic, and interesting, than half the book is an essay that is so skewed and one sided that it taints the enjoyment of the real story No one will say the mission system is perfect Some say it was glorious, some say it was hell on earth, and the truth is probably somewhere in between Margolin s essay is extremely prejudiced and lopsided He spends pages telling you why everything in the book that is positive is probably false and why everything observed negati [...]


    4. It is always nice to read a translated primary source The book gives a fresh perspective of someone who was neither a missionary, a soldier, or even Spanish for that matter Jean Francois de la Perouse, a French explorer, provides a new way to look at the missions The only perspective that would have been interesting would have be an indigenous account The essay that constitutes the first half of the book is an excellent addition It really makes the book intelligible to those who are uninitiated [...]


    5. Valuable tool for scholars interested in mission life but De la Perouse s writings should not be used to glean an accurate portrayal of Native American abilities or intellectual capacities De la Perouse s writing demonstrates the limited application of Enlightenment ideals towards non Europeans.


    6. A wonderful book, and one that surprised me by turning Zorro on its head That is, the Spanish troops come across as much human and kind towards the indigenous people than the priests.


    Leave a Reply