The Founding of Spanish California: The Northwestward Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783 (Classic Reprint) by Charles Edward ChapmanThe Founding of Spanish California: The Northwestward Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783 (Classic Reprint) by Charles Edward Chapman

The Founding of Spanish California: The Northwestward Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783 (Classic…

byCharles Edward Chapman

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Excerpt from The Founding of Spanish California: The Northwestward Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783

Spain's capacity for great effort in Alta California seemed likely to continue. Bucarely had plans under way, the successful accomplishment of which would have advanced the colonies far beyond the stage of mere permanence into that of populous development. And here, indeed, was danger to the future prospects of the United States; for a populous development of Alta California must almost certainly have involved discovery of gold, and a consequent haste of settlement before the United States could have been ready to make good her interests in the region. It is well to bear in mind, too, that the Spaniards have been among the most expert seekers of precious metals in the history of modern times the rush of miners to Arizonac and Ciene guilla, referred to in this volume, shows what might have happened if they had been the discoverers of Alta Cali fornia's gold. It must be remembered, also, that the United States did not extend beyond the Mississippi until 1803, did not acquire frontage on the Pacific until 1819, and did not make great progress in colonizing the Oregon country until after 1840.

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Title:The Founding of Spanish California: The Northwestward Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783 (Classic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:542 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.09 inPublished:July 30, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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