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The Resource Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California, Gregory Orfalea

Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California, Gregory Orfalea

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Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California
Title
Journey to the sun
Title remainder
Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California
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Gregory Orfalea
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junipero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico--the former in search of gold, the latter seeking souls--as well as entry into the mysterious land to the north called "California." By his death at age seventy-one, Serra had traveled more than 14,000 miles on land and sea through the New World--much of that distance on a chronically infected and painful foot--baptized and confirmed 6,000 Indians, and founded nine of California's twenty-one missions, with his followers establishing the rest. The names of these missions ring through the history of California--San Diego, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara, and San Francisco--and served as the epicenters of the arrival of Western civilization, where millions more would follow, creating the California we know today. Combining biography, European history, knowledge of Catholic doctrine, and anthropology, Journey to the Sun provides fresh perspective on America's creation story. Orfalea's poetic and incisive recounting of Serra's life shows how one man changed the future of California and in so doing affected the future of our nation"--
  • "The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junipero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico--the former in search of gold, the latter seeking souls--as well as entry into the mysterious land to the north called "California." By his death at age seventy-one, Serra had traveled more than 14,000 miles on land and sea through the New World--much of that distance on a chronically infected and painful foot--baptized and confirmed 6,000 Indians, and founded nine of California's twenty-one missions, with his followers establishing the rest. The names of these missions ring through the history of California--San Diego, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara, and San Francisco--and served as the epicenters of the arrival of Western civilization, where millions more would follow, creating the California we know today. Combining biography, European history, knowledge of Catholic doctrine, and anthropology, Journey to the Sun provides fresh perspective on America's creation story. Orfalea's poetic and incisive recounting of Serra's life shows how one man changed the future of California and in so doing affected the future of our nation
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1949-
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Orfalea, Gregory
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F864.S44
LC item number
O74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serra, Junípero
  • Serra, Junípero
  • Franciscans
  • Franciscans
  • Franciscans
  • Missions, Spanish
  • California
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • HISTORY / General
  • HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Missions
  • Missions, Spanish
  • California
  • Spain
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Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California, Gregory Orfalea
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Serra before California. Island son -- The call -- A professor, wanting -- To the Spanish mainland -- The sea of darkness -- The long walk to Mexico City -- New world others -- The fat mountains -- Lost -- Baja -- California before Serra. Who they were, what they did, what they believed -- The first nine California missions. Mission San Diego de Alcalá : the solace of unfortunates -- Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo : the disappearing oak of Monterey -- Mission San Antonio de Padua : a bell for a woman flying in blue -- Mission San Gabriel Arcángel : wonder and war in the City of Angels -- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa y Tilini : a prayer for bears -- Mission San Juan Capistrano : the burning swallows -- Mission San Francisco de Asís (Dolores) and Mission Santa Clara de Asís : microbes and the great Franciscan couple -- Mission San Buenaventura and the death of Serra -- In the shadow of Serra. Lasuén completes the mission -- Secularization, gold, and the destruction of the missions -- The Serra legend and the question of sainthood -- Epilogue: winter solstice at Mission Santa Barbara
Control code
862962201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
viii, 465 pages
Isbn
9781451642728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)862962201
Label
Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California, Gregory Orfalea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Serra before California. Island son -- The call -- A professor, wanting -- To the Spanish mainland -- The sea of darkness -- The long walk to Mexico City -- New world others -- The fat mountains -- Lost -- Baja -- California before Serra. Who they were, what they did, what they believed -- The first nine California missions. Mission San Diego de Alcalá : the solace of unfortunates -- Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo : the disappearing oak of Monterey -- Mission San Antonio de Padua : a bell for a woman flying in blue -- Mission San Gabriel Arcángel : wonder and war in the City of Angels -- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa y Tilini : a prayer for bears -- Mission San Juan Capistrano : the burning swallows -- Mission San Francisco de Asís (Dolores) and Mission Santa Clara de Asís : microbes and the great Franciscan couple -- Mission San Buenaventura and the death of Serra -- In the shadow of Serra. Lasuén completes the mission -- Secularization, gold, and the destruction of the missions -- The Serra legend and the question of sainthood -- Epilogue: winter solstice at Mission Santa Barbara
Control code
862962201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
viii, 465 pages
Isbn
9781451642728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)862962201
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