• The Political Economy of Early Chicano Historiography: The Case of Hubert H. Bancroft and Mariano G. Vallejo

    Author(s):
    Marissa K. López (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Group(s):
    LLC 19th-Century American, LLC Chicana and Chicano, LLC Latina and Latino, TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
    Subject(s):
    American literature, Chicana/o literature, Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, 19th-century American history and literature, History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Chicano
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6P843V6Z
    Abstract:
    This article compares the historiographic methods of two 19th century, California historians.. Mariano Vallejo, former Mexican military commander of Alta California, wrote his Recuerdos at the request of San Francisco-based, Anglo-American historian Hubert H. Bancroft. In his own memoir, Literary Industries (1915), Bancroft describes his relationship with Vallejo, and how he convinced Vallejo to contribute to his project of chronicling the history of the western US, Central America, and South America. In this article I consider Vallejo's Recuerdos in relation to Bancroft's Works, investigating the intersections of historical narrative with nationalist sentiment in the seven volumes dedicated to California. The two men's respective histories of California reveal complex processes of national identification at work, and suggest wealthy rancheros play a constitutive role in Chicana/o literary history.
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