Culture-Tectonics: California Statehood and John Rollin Ridge’s Joaquín Murieta

@article{Winter2008CultureTectonicsCS,
  title={Culture-Tectonics: California Statehood and John Rollin Ridge’s Joaqu{\'i}n Murieta},
  author={Molly Crumpton Winter},
  journal={Western American Literature},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={259 - 276}
}
  • M. Winter
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Western American Literature
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