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History Speaks: Saints and Citizens book talk

California Historical Society

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

History Speaks: Saints and Citizens book talk

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Doors open at 6:00pm

Join the conversation between professor and author, Lisbeth Haas and Archivist of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Director of Academy of American Franciscan History, Jeffrey Burns, about Professor Haas' new book, Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California.

In the book Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California Lisbeth Haas shows how the missions became sites of Indigenous authority, memory, and identity, even as they also brought tremendous devastation to native Californian societies along the coast.   She depicts how Indian writers and painters captured that history.  In a book reading and conversation, the author and Jeff Burns will discuss these new ways of seeing the California missions.  They will also talk about the political history of Indian citizenship that transpired during the Mexican era in California. 

About the author, Professor Lisbeth Haas:

Lisbeth Haas has written extensively on California history and is a professor of history and Chair of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As a historian she is interested in new sources of knowledge about California. Her most recent book  Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California draws upon the writings of a Luiseño Indian writer Pablo Tac, who was born at mission San Luis Rey,  colonial Indian paintings, and other Indigenous and archival sources to better understand early California. She published the writings of Pablo Tac and a history about him called Pablo Tac: Indigenous Scholar Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History c. l840


About CHS:

Doors open for events at 6:00pm.

The California Historical Societ is accessible by public transit via MUNI and BART.

The following parking garages are available nearby:

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage, Fifth and Mission Sts.

Museum Parc Garage, 300 Third Street

Moscone Center Garage, 225 Third Street

Hearst Parking Center, 45 Third Street

55 Hawthorne Garage, 55 Hawthorne Street

St. Francis Place Garage, 1 St. Francis and Third Sts.

Jessie Square Parking Garage, 3rd Street at Stevenson

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California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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California Historical Society

The California Historical Society is a membership-based, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.

The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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