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The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco

Barbara L. Voss

Abstract

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco sheds light on the genesis of the Californios, a community of military settlers who forged a new identity on the northwest edge of Spanish North America. The Presidio of San Francisco was founded by Spain in 1776 on California’s central coast as its northernmost military outpost in its North American territorial colonies. The fortification was garrisoned by a diverse community of families recruited from settlements in northern Mexico. Classified as castas, or people of mixed race, these families represented Native Am ... More

Keywords: Historical archaeology, Ethnogenesis, Spanish colonial, California, San Francisco, Race, Sexuality, Identity, Landscape, Material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061252
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061252.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara L. Voss, author
Stanford University