1. Ramona. Helen Hunt Jackson. Little, Brown, 1884. First edition.

    Set in Southern California after the Mexican-American War, it portrays the life of a mixed-race Scots-Native American orphan girl, who suffers racial discrimination and hardship. Its sentimental portrayal of Mexican colonial life contributed to establishing a unique cultural identity for the region.

     
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