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Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291638

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291638.001.0001

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The Making of Baja California’s Multicultural Society

The Making of Baja California’s Multicultural Society

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(p.31) 2. The Making of Baja California’s Multicultural Society
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Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291638.003.0003

This chapter tells the story of how migration and intermarriage changed Baja California's social and racial landscape at the turn of the century. It draws heavily from census records and company reports written by managers and administrators who kept a close eye on the workers' health and productivity and, to a greater extent, their personal lives. The Compagnie du Boleo kept detailed records of European managerial workers who married Mexican women. Baja Californian historian Pablo Martínez published birth, marriage, and census records of different municipalities in Baja California that allowed me to trace marriages and families into the twentieth century.

Keywords:   migration, intermarriage, Baja California, social landscape, racial landscape, Compagnie du Boleo, Pablo Martínez

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