Spring 1978

April 1, 1978

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1978, Volume 24, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

Original Articles

People and Places; Images of Nineteenth Century San Diego In Lithographs and Paintings
By Rebecca Lytle
Indian Labor at the California Missions — Slavery or Salvation?
By Robert Archibald
The Case of the Missing Book of Hours
By Trudie Casper
Wartime San Diego 1943 Photographs by Mike Hazelip
Text by Larry Booth
Oliver S. Witherby First State District Judge of San Diego
By William Uberti
Devil’s Corner and Oliver S. Witherby
By Leland G. Stanford

Book Reviews

The Bonanza Kings – The Social Origins and Business Behavior of Western Mining Entrepreneurs, 1870-1900.
By Richard H. Peterson. Reviewed by Mark Wyman.
Historic Country Inns of California.
By Jim Crain. Reviewed by Gina Cesena.
Defending Eden: New Mexican Pioneers in Southern California 1830-1890
By Joyce Carter Vickery. Reviewed by Richard Griswold del Castillo.
Compromises of Conflicting Claims: A Century of California Law, 1760-1860.
By Richard R. Powell. Reviewed by Dennis E. Berge.
Let Them Speak for Themselves: Women in the American West: 1849-1900
Edited by Christiane Fischer. Reviewed by Janet R. Fireman.
Native Californians: A Theoretical Retrospective
Edited by Lowell John Bean and Thomas C. Blackburn. Reviewed by Chris White.
Rim-Rock and Sage: The Collected Poems of Maynard Dixon.
Introduction by Kevin Starr. Reviewed by Ray Strong.

Book Notes

Hamlin Garland’s Observations on the American Indian: 1895-1905
Edited by Lonnie E. Underhill and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr.
From Sonora to San Francisco Bay. The Expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza: 1774-1776
By John R. Brumgardt
Historical Portraits of Riverside County
Edited by John R. Brumgardt
Sunset Travel Guide to Mexico
By the editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine
The Desert’s Edge.
By Peter R. Odens
Before I Sleep.
By Betty L. Pirus
John Collier’s Crusade for Indian Reform: 1920-1954.
By Kenneth R. Philp.
Great North American Indians: Profiles in Life and Leadership.
By Frederick J. Dockstader
California’s Old Missions: The Story of the Founding of the 21 Franciscan Missions in Spanish Alta California: 1769-1823
By Paul H. Kocher.

Cover Image

Journal cover

A downtown street scene in 1943 dramatizes the fact that wartime San Diego was a great military base. Crowded with throngs of people, both military and civilian, streets were full of marine khaki, and navy blue with white caps along with defense plant workers on busy round the clock schedules. In a still comparatively small town, San Diego’s commercial and entertainment activity remained centered in the downtown area. Wartime San Diego is further explored in a pictorial essay beginning on page 197.