A close analysis of an 1857 open letter to the Spanish-speaking press in Los Angeles by Ángel Mora, a departing Salvadoran miner, provides hints to the opportunities that drew Central Americans to the California gold rush, as well as the personal and historical reasons for their disillusion and departure. It also illuminates Central Americans' national identity, their sense of community with Hispanics from other countries, and their response to events in their homelands.
Research Article| October 01 2009
A Gold Rush Salvadoran in California's Latino World, 1857
David E. Hayes-Bautista;
Cynthia L. Chamberlin;
Southern California Quarterly (2009) 91 (3): 257–294.
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David E. Hayes-Bautista, Cynthia L. Chamberlin, Nancy Zuniga; A Gold Rush Salvadoran in California's Latino World, 1857. Southern California Quarterly 1 October 2009; 91 (3): 257–294. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172480
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