Alta California


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Alta California

(äl`tə kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), term used by the Spanish to refer to their possessions along the entire Pacific coast north of the Mexican state of Baja California. California was often represented on maps as an island some 3,000 mi (4,800 km) long until the 18th-century explorations of the Jesuit father Eusebio Kino proved conclusively that the southern part of the area was a peninsula and the rest of it mainland. Thereafter the peninsula came to be called Baja (Lower) and the mainland Alta (Upper) California.
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Al parecer no lo logro, o en todo caso lo hizo a medias, entre otras razones porque, como ya se senalo, la labor franciscana, incluso en la Alta California en el ya lejano siglo XVIII, favorecio que el profetismo se politizara y se viera como factor inconveniente para el trazado de las nuevas fronteras en el Nuevo Mundo, un trazado que en esa nortena porcion del continente matizo la influencia civilizatoria de la Iglesia catolica, redujo el impacto del erasmismo y abrio la puerta a la etica protestante.
That same year, the Daily Alta California complained that the "police established under our charter, and costing the city an immense sum, has been found entirely inadequate.
Uno de estos diferenciados momentos colonizadores fue precisamente el de la ocupacion de la Nueva o Alta California en 1769.
Although Monterey was the capital of Alta California, it was a small community whose elite consisted of a handful of Mexican government officials and Hispanic, American, English, Scottish, Irish, and French entrepreneurs.
In 1867 the Daily Alta California commissioned Mark Twain to cover the story of the world's first luxury cruise, a six-month round tour to the Holy Land from New York on board the Quaker City, an ex-Civil War Mississippi side-wheel paddle steamer.
La autora explica como vivieron los habitantes de Alta California la crisis que se desato despues de la interrupcion de la comunicacion maritima entre la metropoli y el virreinato de Nueva Espana, como consecuencia de la crisis de 1808.
After twenty years of mission planting in today's Mexico, in 1769 at age 56, Serra crossed over northward into Alta California, which later in 1850, became America's 31st state, California.
De modo que a lo largo de una decada es funderon en la Alta California tres presidios, ocho misiones y un pueblo.
East Bay) tells the story of Pio Pico, a prominent businessman of mestizo and black heritage, third generation Californian, and two-term governor of Alta California before and during the U.
more easily governable pieces bearing names such as Shasta, Columbia, El Dorado, and Alta California.
De uno de esos momentos diferenciados de la expansion espanola hacia los distintos confines del Nuevo Mundo trata el libro de Josep Soler Vidal que voy a comentar en las siguientes paginas: del momento de la expansion hacia la Alta California y otros puntos aun mas septentrionales.
Histories of American musics tend to overlook the legacy of the California missions, a series of Franciscan establishments that introduced Roman, Spanish, and New Spanish (Mexican) musical practices to resettled Native Americans along the Alta California coast during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.