Illustrations: Stations fot eh cross, no. 4 -- Stations of the Cross, no. 6 -- Mural depicting Indians picking grapes -- Wall design depicting an Indian hunting a deer -- "California Vaqueros Returned from Chase," 1854 -- Mission San Gabriel in 1833, by Ferdinand Deppe -- Detail of Mission San Gabriel in 1833 -- Detail of Mission San Gabriel in 1833 -- "Californians Throwing the Lasso" -- "Grizzly Bear Hunt" (1858) -- "Bull Fight (after High Mass) at Mission Dolores" -- Picking prickly pears near San Fernando -- Pico and Indians at Rancho San Fernando -- Andres Pico at Ex-mission San Fernando -- Los Angeles in 1853.
Working the land -- Missionary intrusion -- Competing institutions -- Missionary expansion -- Urban magnet -- New management -- Emancipation and secularizaiton -- Urban unrest -- Land of opportunity -- Skilled labor -- Aftermath -- Violent vineyards -- A useful people
Women in Spanish and Mexican California -- Gender and the conquest and colonization of California -- Patriarchs, power, and sexuality -- Family, property, and economic independence -- Women in American California -- Divorce, culture, and the family -- Loss of property and economic independence -- Illegitimacy and social dislocation after the American conquest
Introduction : gender and public space in the nineteenth-century Californias -- "For the riches of its souls" : the Society of Jesus in Antigua California -- "To teach the natives love and loyalty toward the Spanish monarch" : the Order of the Predicants of Santo Domingo in Baja California -- "[For its] very large and fine harbor" : the Franciscans of the College of San Fernando in Alta California -- Bárbara Gandiaga : race and agency at Mission Santo Tomás -- Eulalia Callis : privilege and power in the colonial Californias -- Eulalia Pérez : gender and labor in the Spanish frontier -- Conclusion : women in the public missions of the Californias