H488 Exam Study

I. Matching Questions/ 15 Matching Questions from Class-Examples (30 pts)

1. Juanenos

2. Pablo Tac

3. Richard Henry Dana

4. Antonio Maria Osio

5. Padrinos/ Padrinas

6. vagrancy laws

7. "gente de Razon"

8. "Digger" Indians

______first mission Indian to write account of his experiences

______pejorative term for California's Indian population

______Acegchemem (Acjachemem)

______Californio bureaucrat, landownder, & writer

______those who considered themselves to be "pure blood" Spanish

______godparents assigned at baptism, to teach converted

______"Two Before the Mast," Yankee Trader

______means of securing a labor force

I. Essay Questions (170 pts) - You will have ONE of the following questions to answer in class:

#1 (70 pts)

How did Native Californians adapt to the colonization of the Spanish, the Mexican era, and then the Americans? To what extent have California native cultures survived or perished, and why? Answer the question using Ishi, Testimonios, and and other readings (Hackel, Cherney, Tanghetti, Bauer, and other readngs you find related).

#2 (100 pts)

Evaluate the influence of American and "Gold Rush" culture in California based on class, reading, and Smith--especially regarding the economy and labor. What do you find are negative aspects of American culture? Positive? Evaluate negative and postive aspects of American cultural values in California, and then sum up your overall view based on these examples. (Igler, Valerio-Jimenez, Deverell, Sackman, Vaught, Romero)



(Below is the class reading, first half. Please consider using examples from the reading in your answers.)

Reading: James Quay, “Rereading, Misreading, and Redeeming the Golden State: Defining California through History;” D.J.Waldie, “Beyond Dreams and Disappointments: Defining California through Culture;” Catherine Gudis, “I thought California Would be Different: Defining California through Visual Culture;” and Richard Walker, “At the Crossroads: Defining California through Global Economy,” Companion to California History, pp. 1-96.

Reading: Steven W. Hackel, “Junipero Serra Across the Generations,” Companion to California History, pp. 99-115;   “California’s Origins,” and “The Spanish Colonization of California” in Cherny, Competing Visions (emailed), pp. 1-64.  

Reading: Rosamaria Toruno Tanghetti, “Licit and Illicit Unions:  Engendering Mexican Society,” Companion to   California History, pp. 127-144;
 “Mexican Californios,” in Cherny, Competing Visions (emailed), pp. 65-96; and  “Introduction;” “Isidora Filomena;” “Rosalia Vallejo;” Dorotea Valdez;”
 “Maria Antonia Rodriguez;”“Teresa de la Guerra;” and Josefa Carillo” from Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz (eds), Testimonias: Early 
California through theeyes of Women, 1815-1848 (On Website).              

Reading: David Igler, “Alta California, the Pacific, and International Commerce before the Gold Rush;” and Omar Valerio-Jimenez, “Race and Immigration in the Nineteenth Century,” Companion to California History, pp. 116-126 &145-158; Smith, Freedom’s Frontier, pp. 1-46.

Reading: William Deverrell, “The 1850s;” Douglas Cazaux Sackman, “Nature and Conquest: After the Deluge;” and William Bauer, Jr., “Native Californians in the Nineteenth Century,” Companion to California History, pp. 159-191 & 192-214; Smith, Freedom’s Frontier, pp. 47-140.

Reading: William Deverell’s “The 1850s;” Douglas Cazaux Sackman’s “Nature and Conquest;” David Vaught’s 
 “Transformations in Late Nineteenth Century Rural California;” and Robert Chao Romero, “Transnational Commercial Orbits,” 
 in Deverell/ Igler, A Companion to California History, pp. 159-191 & pp. 215-245; Smith, Freedom’s Frontier, finish.
Reading: Benjamin Heber Johnson’s “Reconsidering Conservation;” Darren Dochuk’s “Religion in the  Early Twentieth Century;” 
and Lon Kurashige’s “Immigration, Race, and the Progressives” in Deverell/ Igler,  A Companion to California History, pp. 246-292; 
Deverell (ed.), “Part One: Metopolitan Spaces (Jules Tygiel, Greg  Hise, Matthew Roth, Becky Nicolaides,
 Mike Davis, & Nancy Quam-Wickham),” Metropolis in the Making, pp. 1-143.