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Strangers On Familiar SoilRediscovering the Chile-California Connection$
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Edward Dallam Melillo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300206623

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300206623.001.0001

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Strangers On Familiar Soil

Edward Dallam Melillo

Yale University Press

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the environmental and social displacements, exchanges, and influences that once connected Chile and California. The chapters move among three timescales that historian Fernand Braudel defined as temporal dimensions in The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II: a history whose passage is almost imperceptible, that of man in his relationship to the environment, a history in which all change is slow, a history of constant repetition, ever- recurring cycles; another history, this time with slow but perceptible rhythms…the history of groups and groupings; and traditional history—history, one might say, on the scale not of man, but of individual men (and women). The book approaches Chile, California, and the Pacific World from these three frames in order to transcend the conceptual limitations that have characterized the humanities and social sciences since the late nineteenth century.

Keywords:   Chile, California, history, Chileans, Pacific World, Americas

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