Camarillo, Ch. 1-2 Discussion Questions:


Ch. 1

How does Camarillo describe Mexican society in Santa Barbara at the time of American control of California?

What explains the initial racial conflicts in Santa Barbara in early 1850s?

What means did Anglos use to express and spread this anti-Mexican sentiment?  What methods did they suggest and employ to deal with problems they believed Mexicans caused?


Ch. 2

What factors help explain the economic power shift from Californio rancheros to Anglos?

How did social relations and Santa Barbara society change in the 1870s and why was this the case?

What does the occupational structure tell us about the changing nature of Santa Barbara and So. Cal. by late 1800s?