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Journal: California History
California History (2018) 95 (3): 21–45.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Richard Brock The story of Modesta Avila, the first convicted felon in Orange County, California, is both a popular California legend and a potent metaphor used by scholars to illustrate themes of social injustice, ethnic intolerance, railroad intransigence, the decline of the Californios, and the...