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Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1855-1908 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1855-1908

Chinese Pamphlets

Nine pamphlets published between 1855 and 1908 regarding Chinese in the United States and, in particular, in California, containing arguments for and against the Chinese being in America, past relations with the Chinese, describing the Chinese as heathens and a continuation of the claims made against the Chinese in the first three volumes of Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets.


2019 - Chinese Pamphlets On Immigration And Exclusion - Inventory - Draft Feb 2019

2019 - Chinese Pamphlets On Immigration And Exclusion - Inventory - Draft

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlet Inventory

An inventory of a group of pamphlets published from 1855 through 1929 detailing the perceived problems associated with the Chinese in America, the efforts made to deprive Chinese rights granted others including citizenship, the depiction of Chinese as inferior humans in terms of intellect and morals standing, the inability of Chinese to assimilate into the American culture, laws enacted to limit the ability of Chinese to participate in the economy, anti-Chinese organizations, speeches before various legislative bodies in opposition to the Chinese, Chinese responses to the anti-Chinese publications, and responses by religious organizations on the subject of race and equality ...


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1857-1902 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1857-1902

Chinese Pamphlets

Eleven pamphlets published between 1857 and 1902 regarding the treatment of the exempt classes of Chinese in the United States, arguments in favor of immigration with measurers recommended by the Immigration Union, the church and the Chinese, competition with Chinese and the necessity of a stringent exclusion clause, and letters written by members of the Chinese community on the Chinese question.


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1870-1906 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1870-1906

Chinese Pamphlets

Eight pamphlets published between 1870 and 1906 consisting of topics such as the treatment of the exempt classes of Chinese in the United States, Chinese immigration, Chinese mining license tax, the evils of the Mongolian immigration, the “true sentiments” of the Republican Party of California on the Chinese question, the nature and effect of the competition by Chinese with American labor, the church and Chinese immigration, cholera in San Francisco and the conflict of the races.


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume I, 1876-1914 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume I, 1876-1914

Chinese Pamphlets

Seventeen pamphlets published between 1876 and 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Chinese immigration into the United States, including arguments as to why the Chinese should be excluded. Those claims were in part that the Chinese being non-assimilative, undesirable, destructive to competition and hence the need to protect American labor and White citizens. The Chinese were blamed for the spread of slavery, criminal activities, highbinders (assassins), opium smoking, leprosy and other imported evils and the overall corruption of California.


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1907-1925 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1907-1925

Japanese Pamphlets

Ten politically oriented pamphlets published between 1907 to 1925 that set forth largely anti-Japanese contentions against those residing in the United States and California. The White population continued to be concerned about the mixing of races and wanted additional laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. The arguments found in the first three volumes of pamphlets continued on into Volume IV including a V.H. McClatchy’s 1925 pamphlet entitled: “Guarding the Immigration Gates: What Has Been ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume I, 1906-1914 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume I, 1906-1914

Japanese Pamphlets

Nineteen politically oriented pamphlets published between 1906 to 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Those who were anti-Japanese described the Japanese as an inferior race incapable of assimilating into the White population. The pamphlets in this volume also include responses from the Japan Society ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1912-1920 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1912-1920

Japanese Pamphlets

Twenty-nine politically oriented pamphlets published between 1912-1929 set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Arguments used against the Japanese living in America included claims of surreptitious entries (e.g., being smuggled in through Mexico), Japanese use of “Picture Prides, Japanese efforts to control the soil, Japanese use ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1918-1925 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1918-1925

Japanese Pamphlets

Twenty-two politically oriented pamphlets published between 1906 to 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Those who were anti-Japanese described the Japanese as an inferior race incapable of assimilating into the White population and includes a pamphlet entitled “Preliminary Report of the Mental Capacity of ...


2019 - Japanese Pamphlets Inventory - Draft Feb 2019

2019 - Japanese Pamphlets Inventory - Draft

Japanese-American Pamphlet Inventory

An inventory of a series of pamphlets published from 1906 through 1925 focused on the presence of Japanese in America, the perception by some that Japan was taking steps to take over America, the great lengths gone to deprive Japanese residing in the United States of land either by purchase or lease and even citizenship, the depiction of Japanese as inferior humans in terms of intellect and morals standing, agreement and laws enacted to limit the ability of Japanese to participate in the economy, anti-Japanese organizations, speeches before various legislative bodies in opposition to the Japanese, Japanese responses to the ...


Alphabetical Grantee List Of California Private Land Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Alphabetical Grantee List Of California Private Land Grants, Undated

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

An alphabetical listing of grantees of Spanish land concessions or Mexican land grants prepared in the 1930s under the Work Progress Administration program.


Meanings Of Rancho Names, 1938 Feb 2019

Meanings Of Rancho Names, 1938

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

A list prepared by a Work Progress Administration employee listing the land grants by General Land Office number and the corresponding rancho along with a translation of the rancho name.


Alphabetical Index Of Private Land Grants, 1938 Feb 2019

Alphabetical Index Of Private Land Grants, 1938

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

An alphabetical listing of California private land grants that was obtained from the 1928 General Land Office Map of California prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

This 1916 publication is an index of Volumes I through IV for Engelhardt's Missions and Missionaries of California.


Chronological List Of Land Grants Made By Juan B. Alvarado, 1938 Feb 2019

Chronological List Of Land Grants Made By Juan B. Alvarado, 1938

National Archives Documents

A chronological list of the private land grants made by Juan B. Alvarado between 1839 and 1842 prepared in connection with the Work Progress Administration program administered during the 1930s.


Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

A list of land grants organized by the date of the original Spanish land concession or Mexican land grant prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


List Of Surveyed Private Grants Of California By Glo Number, Undated Feb 2019

List Of Surveyed Private Grants Of California By Glo Number, Undated

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

A list in chronological in order by the General Land Office number for each private land grant made in California that had been surveyed by the time this document. It was prepared as part of the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


Chronological List Of Land Grants Made By Juan B. Alvarado, 1938 Feb 2019

Chronological List Of Land Grants Made By Juan B. Alvarado, 1938

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

A chronological list of the private land grants made by Juan B. Alvarado between 1839 and 1842 prepared in connection with the Work Progress Administration program administered during the 1930s.


Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated

National Archives Documents

A list of land grants organized by the date of the original Spanish land concession or Mexican land grant prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


List Of Surveyed Private Grants Of California By Glo Number, Undated Feb 2019

List Of Surveyed Private Grants Of California By Glo Number, Undated

National Archives Documents

A list in chronological in order by the General Land Office number for each private land grant made in California that had been surveyed by the time this document was created. It was prepared as part of the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


Alphabetical Grantee List Of California Private Land Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Alphabetical Grantee List Of California Private Land Grants, Undated

National Archives Documents

An alphabetical listing of grantees of Spanish land concessions or Mexican land grants prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume III, Section I of Engelhardt's series on California missions covers largely the period of 1812 through 1830 addressing the challenges and difficulties facing the missionaries including the scarcity of resources and labor. He described the invasion of Monterey and other ports in Upper California by Hipólte Bouchard in 1818. Section II covers the period of 1830 through 1836 and the secularization of the missions by the Mexican government during which time the missionaries held their posts until either death or the government relieved them of the responsibility of protecting the neophytes against "white rapacity" and the destruction of ...


1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume II was a general accounting of the missions and missionaries in Upper California. Section I addressed the establishment and administration of the missions by Fr. Junípero Serra. Section II covered the administration of Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and Fr. Estevan Tapis. The author posited that the real object of the conquest and occupation of Alta California was not the establishment of the Catholic faith in California but rather to fund expeditions and secure the land from the Russians and others who were making expeditions in the region. Engelhardt's evidence was the fact that the Spanish government seized ...


1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

The fourth and final volume in Engelhardt's series on the general history of the California missions and generally concludes with the narrative in the early 1850s time period. The author noted that, "... a cursory view of the situation revealed such un common struggles in behalf of the Indians against military usurpation and colonist cupidity, accompanied and followed by such extraordinary misrepresentations and calumnies, that only a documentary history would satisfy the critical student and intelligent reader. ... The character of the missionaries, their religious and moral principles, their object, methods, resources, successes and reverses were examined and recorded in these ...


1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume I of the Missions and Missionaries in California was compiled from original sources and was intended to serve as an introduction to the history of what was referred to as Upper or Alta California. This volume addresses the origin of the missions in Lower California, it's discovery, efforts to colonize the lower peninsula, the endeavors to establish a government, learn the language, introduction of agriculture, failure of the Spanish government to adequately fund the missions, establishment of various missions, the Jesuits decline, the Franciscan period; efforts to establish missions in Upper California by Fr. Junipero Serra, Fr. Palóu ...


1897 - The Franciscans In California, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1897 - The Franciscans In California, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Engelhardt noted that much had bee written about those who first introduced Christianity and civilization in California but little was reliable due to ignorance, malice, exaggeration and misstatements. Up to 1785, Engelhardt consulted original Spanish documents and compared those with statements of H. H. Bancroft. According to the author, with regard to the missions from 1831 through 1850, Bancroft was almost the only authority offering any accurate information. He believed as to historic facts, that Bancroft's work was reliable and all the more valuable because it came from a non-Catholic source.


1789 - Storia Della California, Francesco Saverio Clavigero Feb 2019

1789 - Storia Della California, Francesco Saverio Clavigero

Miscellaneous Publications – Spanish

The history of Mexico collected from Spanish and Mexican historians, from manuscripts and old paintings of Indians, along with discussion of the animals and inhabitants of Mexico. Includes illustrated charts and copperplates. Clavigero was born at Vera Cruz, Mexico, September 9, 1731;, and he died in Bologna, Italy, on April 2, 1787. At the age of seventeen he entered the Society of Jesus. Subsequently, his attention was drawn Mto the valuable collection of documents on Mexican history and antiquities deposited there by Siguenza y Gongora, from which he derived much of his information.


1791-1834 - Manuscript Records Of La Purisima Concepcion Mission, Biennial Reports (Work Progress Administration Translation) Feb 2019

1791-1834 - Manuscript Records Of La Purisima Concepcion Mission, Biennial Reports (Work Progress Administration Translation)

Franciscan Publications

Translations of the manuscript records of La Purisima Concepcion Mission covering the period 1791 through 1834 made by students employed through the United States Work Progress Administration, Project No. 465-03-3-631, the reports detailed the activities at and population residing at the mission.


1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo Jan 2019

1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A handwritten transcription of a brief narrative by Mariano G. Vallejo (original in Spanish) describing the droughts of 1805 and 1817 experienced in California and the impact it had upon the people and land.


1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell devotes the first portion of Volume 2 to the Mexican Governors of California including Pablo Vicente de Sola, Luis Antonio Arguello, Jose Maria de Echeandia, Manuel Victoria, Pio Pico, Jose Figueroa, Mariano Chico, Nicolas Gutierrez. Juan Bautista Alvarado, Jose Manuel Micheltorena, Hittell also describes the people and circumstances leading up to the war between the United States and Mexico: John C. Fremont, Bear Flag Revolution, Texas Revolution, and Florida Treaty. The final portion of Hittell's book addressed the social and cultural aspects of life in Alta California, missionaries, physical geography, geology, botany and zoology of Alta California, Americans ...