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Newspaper El Clamor Público (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1855-1859

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About El Clamor Público (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1855-1859

Established in July of 1855 by Francisco P. Ramirez when he was just 19 years old, El Clamor Público was one of the first Spanish-language newspapers published after California became a state. Ramirez had recently been the Spanish-language editor of the Los Angeles Star, the first paper published in Los Angeles. From 1851 to 1855, the Los Angeles Star printed half in English and half in Spanish. El Clamor Público appeared weekly through August of 1859, for a total of 232 four-page issues.

Distributed as far north as San Francisco, El Clamor Público became known for both its defense of Spanish-speaking populations and its publication of poetry and literature. Initially moderate in tone, the paper evolved into an activist tabloid, particularly after several lynchings by Anglo mobs. By early 1859, Ramirez’s increasingly strident tone seems to have alienated many readers and advertisers, and later that year, he announced that his paper was for sale.

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About this Newspaper


  • El Clamor Público (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1855-1859

Dates of Publication

  • 1855-1859

Created / Published

  • Los Angeles, Calif. : Francisco P. Ramirez, 1855-1859.


  • -  Hispanic Americans--California--Newspapers
  • -  Los Angeles (Calif.)--Newspapers
  • -  Los Angeles County (Calif.)--Newspapers
  • -  Hispanic Americans
  • -  California
  • -  California--Los Angeles
  • -  California--Los Angeles County
  • -  United States--California--Los Angeles--Los Angeles


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Vol. 1, no. 1 (jun. 19 de 1855)-v. 5, no. 27 (dic. 31, 1859).
  • -  Editor: Francisco P. Ramirez.
  • -  Microfilm published by BMI Imaging Systems; issued in series: Chicano serials collection.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  In Spanish.


  • volumes

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper
  • E184.S75 C53

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn93052786

OCLC Number

  • 10424341

ISSN Number

  • 2693-1869

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Chicago citation style:

El Clamor Público Los Angeles, Calif. -1859. (Los Angeles, CA), Jan. 1 1855.

APA citation style:

(1855, January 1) El Clamor Público Los Angeles, Calif. -1859. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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El Clamor Público Los Angeles, Calif. -1859. (Los Angeles, CA) 1 Jan. 1855. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,