Sue Taylor, the Center for Regional Studies Fray Angelico Chávez Fellow in the Center for Southwest Research in University Libraries talks about an effort by the Spanish government to settle California with orphans in the early 1800's.
Taylor explains this was one of several schemes by the Spanish government in Mexico City to settle more people on the west coast of North America to protect the rights of the Spanish crown against other European countries. Taylor's talk is based on her research at CSWR at UNM Libraries. Taylor has just completed her Ph.D. in history at UNM.
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