Jun 282012
 

“The shepherds, the herdsmen, the maids, the babies, the dogs, the poultry, all loved the sight of Ramona.”

Ramona

Ramona (1884)

I recently read Ramona, the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that launched a thousand suburbs. The book was instantly popular, and reportedly has never been out of print.… Read the rest

Jun 212012
 
Gente de Razon

Gente de Razon

Gente de razón is a Spanish term meaning ¨reasonable people,¨or more closely, ¨people of reason.¨ It’s the term the colonial Spanish used to differentiate themselves from indiginous peoples they were subjugating acculturating. Bancroft throughout Volume I gives counts of colonial white, which he equates with gente de razón.Read the rest