Yvette J. Saavedra

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Pasadena Before the Roses

Race, Identity, and Land Use in Southern California, 1771–1890

The University of Arizona Press

In Pasadena Before the Roses, historian Yvette J. Saavedra shows how Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American groups each have redefined the meanings of land use to build their homes and their lives. This social and cultural history illustrates the interconnectedness of power, ideas of land use, and the negotiation of identity within multiple colonial moments.

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