Book cover of "Pio Pico" written by Carlos Salomon. Two-time governor of the Mexican colony of Alta California and prominent businessman after the U.S. Annexation, Pico was a politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican and the American periods. Salomon brings to life this story of a mestizo-black man who became one of the wealthiest men in California.

CSUEB Assistant Professor Carlos Salomon will talk about his book "Pío Pico" at San Leandro's Day at the Casa on September 22.

CSUEB faculty to discuss Pio Pico, last governor of Mexican California, on Sept 22

  • September 18, 2012 5:00am

Carlos Salomon, assistant professor of ethnic studies and director of the Latin American Studies program at Cal State East Bay, will participate in the 28th annual San Leandro Historical Society’s Day at the Casa – “an extravaganza of local history discovery and celebration.” Read San Leandro Patch article.

Salomon will talk about his book Pío Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California (2010 University of Oklahoma Press). Two-time governor of the Mexican colony of Alta California and prominent businessman after the U.S. Annexation, Pico was a politically savvy Californio who thrived in both the Mexican and the American periods. Salomon brings to life this story of a mestizo-black man who became one of the wealthiest men in California.

The Day at the Casa takes place on Saturday, September 22, from 11:00 to 5:00, at the Casa Peralta, 384 West Estudillo Avenue in San Leandro.  For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.sanleandrohistory.org, email sanleandrohistory@gmail.com, or call 510-910-3215. Event is free and open to the public.

Read more about Salomon’s book in an earlier news story, “Pio Pico comes to life in new book by CSUEB professor.”

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