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➹ [Download] ➵ Junipero Serra By Steven W. Hackel ➼ – Kdglass.co.uk Winner of the Historical Society of Southern California's 2015 Neuerburg Award for the best book on Pre Gold Rush CaliforniaFinalist for the Southern California Independent Bookseller Association's BeDownload Junipero Serra By Steven W Hackel Kdglasscouk Winner of the Historical Society of Southern California's 2015 Neuerburg Award for the best book on Pre Gold Rush CaliforniaFinalist for the Southern California Independent Bookseller Association's Be Winner of the Historical Society of Southern California's Neuerburg Award for the best book on Pre Gold Rush CaliforniaFinalist for the Southern California Independent bookseller Association's Best Nonfiction Book of A Zocalo Public Suare Best Nonfiction Book of A portrait of the priest and colonialist who is one of the most important figures in California's historyIn the s just as Britain's American subjects were freeing themselves from the burdens of colonial rule Spaniards moved up the California coast to build frontier outposts of empire and church At the head of this effort was Junípero Serra an ambitious Franciscan who hoped to convert California Indians to Catholicism and turn them into European style farmers For his efforts he has been be

Atified by the Catholic Church and widely celebrated as the man who laid the foundation for modern California But his legacy is divisive The missions Serra founded would devastate California's Native American population and much than his counterparts in colonial America he remains a contentious and contested figure to this daySteven W Hackel's groundbreaking biography Junípero Serra California's Founding Father is the first to remove Serra from the realm of polemic and place him within the currents of history Born into a poor family on the Spanish island of Mallorca Serra joined the Franciscan order and rose to prominence as a priest and professor through his feats of devotion and powers of intellect But he could imagine no greater service to God than converting Indians and in he set off for the new world In Mexico Serra first worked as a missionary to Indians and as an uncompromising agent of the Inuisition He then became an itinerant preacher gaining a reputation as a mesmerizing orator who could inspire enthrall and terrify his audien

junipero mobile serra mobile Junipero Serra eBookAtified by the Catholic Church and widely celebrated as the man who laid the foundation for modern California But his legacy is divisive The missions Serra founded would devastate California's Native American population and much than his counterparts in colonial America he remains a contentious and contested figure to this daySteven W Hackel's groundbreaking biography Junípero Serra California's Founding Father is the first to remove Serra from the realm of polemic and place him within the currents of history Born into a poor family on the Spanish island of Mallorca Serra joined the Franciscan order and rose to prominence as a priest and professor through his feats of devotion and powers of intellect But he could imagine no greater service to God than converting Indians and in he set off for the new world In Mexico Serra first worked as a missionary to Indians and as an uncompromising agent of the Inuisition He then became an itinerant preacher gaining a reputation as a mesmerizing orator who could inspire enthrall and terrify his audien

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  • Marvin

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookWhile growing up in California in the 50s and 60s the name of Father Junipero Serra was well known to every school kid As the title of this new biography states he was considered California's founding father There's a statue of Father Serra gracing the US capitol rotunda as a representaton of California's history He was the person that civilized the west coast His missions still stand as a symbol of the Western exploration and settlement of California You didn't have to be Catholic t


  • James of the Redwoods

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookThoroughly documented well written and a real eye openerAs a product of the California public school system I thought I knew about Father Junipero Serra As children we were taught about a heroic larger than life founder of the California Missions It turns out that he may have been a short self righteous opportunistic tight ass If the accounts presented are to be believed the only thing he succeeded in doing was to set things in motion that those who followed had to clean up He had no language skills needed to be a missionary His knowledge of agriculture was faulty and doomed his secondary mission of getting Indians to become farmers Then there is that pesky side job working for the Inuisition I enjoyed this book What I learned about the man was t


  • Christopher Lonero

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookI picked this book to read because I was extremely interested in learning about our history of California I grew up in the Bay Area and I remember the statue of Junipero Serra on Highway 280 on the way to San Francisco This book is a pretty easy read which doesn't get too bogged down in overall detail of names or loose history I thought the author did a fantastic job of hitting all the major areas of Serra's life and presenting a good understanding of the Spanish Franciscan Friars on the west coast Junipero Serra was an intense figure in history He used to punish himself physically for his sins He endured horr


  • Josh Muhlenkamp

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookI got this book as part of Goodreads' First Reads programWhen I first started reading this book I joked that I didn't like Serra because he was a Franciscan I went to a Dominican school for undergrad and there's a rivalry between the two orders Now that I've finished the book I still don't like Serra but it has nothing to do with his religious orderSerra was an insufferable egotist who made a career out of assuming that Native Americans were stupid and immature and physically abusing those who he felt didn't live up to h


  • Philip

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookA balanced assessment of Junipero Serra is a rare find and this book is it And a story of his pre California days is also rare and here it is And in addition this books tells of the times the Bourbon takeover of Spain the Mexican Revolution and much else For a Californian this is a critical read It gives new insight into our state and includes modern thinking such as the disease deaths of the Indians the paternalism and yes the prejudices of the times


  • K

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookI'm not familiar with Catholic history or theology but I've visited a number of California missions and so I thought this book would give me some historical background Of course it's than that as it starts with the life of Junipero Serra on Mallorca and doesn't get to his work in California until he was past age 40 As such it brings depth and breadth to several millennia of conuest and conversion most of it nastyTo the author's credit he doesn't shy away f


  • Robert D. Cornwall

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookAnyone who has lived for any length of time in California knows the name of Junipero Serra the founder of a chain of Franciscan missions that formed the backbone of early Spanish California Recently made a saint Serra is a controversial and complicated figure A man of his time a missionary of his time he believed God called him to convert the Native population of Alta California to Christianity Because he saw them as children he treated them as such While the Native American population had adapted well to their environment the Spanish believed their agricultural methods and so


  • Michael

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookVery informative book on the 18th C origins of the California missions Focused on Junipero Serra a Franciscan missionary now a saint who founded the first missions in Alta California between San Diego and San Francisco He's an interesting and important figure who set in motion a mission system that would have devastating effects on the native population of California over the next half century following his death Devout and dedicated to the native people in his own way the mission system that he established brought hunger disease and death to 10s of thousands of native people Very much a story of the unintended conseuences of missionary zeal


  • Donnie Tognazzini

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookVery detailed Interesting


  • Korie Brown

    Junipero Serra Epub ì Paperback junipero mobile, serra mobile, Junipero Serra eBookI really appreciated the background and history that Hackel provides it gave me context A very interesting read


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