English (United States)
This thesis examines the construction of identity through narrative about place by considering historical and literary works from 19th century California. The primary literary works considered are: Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona, Maria Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don, and Frank Norris’s The Octopus. Other focuses include the atrocities committed against indigenous Californians during the 1800s, the dispossession of the Californios, and the cultural evolution of the Manifest Destiny narrative. This thesis was submitted for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Department Honors in English. April 10, 2015.
Glass, Patrick Conor, "Constructing Identity Through Narrative About Place: Transformations in California Society 1835-1885" (2015). Honors Theses - All. 1398.
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