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The Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

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In September 2015, Junipero Serra was canonized by Pope Francis in Washington DC against the protest of many Californian Native Americans who criticized his brutal treatment of their ancestors and destruction of their culture. Like most complex historical figures, Junipero Serra has been interpreted in countless ways, often contextualized mainly in California. This book situates Serra in the context of the three major places that he lived, learned, and proselytized: Mallorca, Mexico, and Alta California and uses scholars ...

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The Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations
2018, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520295391

Hardcover

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