Loading, please wait...

product description page

Forgotten Governor : Fernando De Rivera and the Opening of Alta California (Paperback) (John Wills)

Forgotten Governor : Fernando De Rivera and the Opening of Alta California (Paperback) (John Wills) - image 1 of 1

About this item

In 1768, Spain selected Don Fernando de Rivera to lead the Portolá expedition into Alta California. From that point until his death thirteen years later, Rivera was involved in every aspect of California’s settlement: bringing settlers into the state, serving as military governor for several years, assisting in founding missions and presidios, putting down an Indian revolt. But Rivera was a controversial figure. Embroiled in conflicts with Father Serra and Juan Bautista de Anza, and even at one point excommunicated from the Catholic Church for violating church sanctuary, Rivera's contributions are neither widely known nor appreciated. The Forgotten Governor: Fernando de Rivera and the Opening of Alta California, the first biography ever of Rivera, tells the story of a man whose contributions deserve a prominent place in the public memory. In addition to providing the first biography of Rivera, the book provides an overview of early Spanish California history for the general reader.
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Political, United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775), Historical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Itasca Books
Author: John Wills
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2015
TCIN: 50606258
UPC: 9781634137270
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-9320
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.