CRAFTSMEN AND CRAFTSWOMEN OF THE CALIFORNIA MISSION FRONTIER
People of the California Missions
The book is richly illustrated with approximately 30 captioned illustrations (most in color) consisting of paintings, historical prints, artifacts, and maps. The authors, experts in archaeology and state history, draw extensively on primary sources to forgo myths and portray people and events as they really were. The book is divided into short chapters with subheads. Spanish terms are italicized, then translated into English. Topics: Who were the artisans? What was a guild, an apprentice, a journeyman? What did blacksmiths and carpenters do? How did weavers make cloth and cobblers make shoes? What did millwrights, master builders, painters, and stonecutters contribute to building the missions?
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Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 3–6