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The Imperial ChurchCatholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire$
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Katherine D. Moran

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501748813

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501748813.001.0001

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Embodying Hospitality and Paternalism

Embodying Hospitality and Paternalism

(p.107) Chapter 4 Embodying Hospitality and Paternalism
The Imperial Church

Katherine D. Moran

Cornell University Press

This chapter analyzes how mission writers and boosters imagined the mission era as a model for their own. It argues that mission writers and boosters cast Junípero Serra and his brethren as embodiments of premodern values of meaningful work and leisure and unbounded hospitality, positioning the Franciscans as precursors to Southern California's modern hospitality industry and exemplars of paternalist labor management practices. It also demonstrates how some mission boosters cast assimilationist campaigns and institutions, such as the Sherman Institute, as modern-day embodiments of the Franciscans' spirit. The chapter claims that, like the celebration of Jacques Marquette, the celebration of Serra provided an economic origin story for the region. It illustrates how Serra was imagined to be laying the groundwork for modern capitalist development.

Keywords:   mission era, Franciscans, Southern California, paternalist labor, mission booster, Sherman Institute, Jacques Marquette, Junípero Serra

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