Women and Power in Alta California: 1769-1840
Hardcover. Very Good. University of San Diego Master's Thesis. 8.5 x 11 inches, bound in blue buckram, vii, 141 pp + notes, with maps, illustrations, bibliography. A few pencil annotations, all else very good. Includes chapters on the Historiography of Women and Power in Alta California, California Indian Women, Pioneer Women, Concepcion Arguello, Josefa Carillo, and Maria Amparo Ruiz. Per the Introduction, this study "will analyze romanticized versions of these women's stories and correct misrepresentations of their roles in California history....[and] will show how prominent women's conflicts represented struggles with power faced by all women, regardless of their socio-economic status."