Governance and Society in Colonial Mexico: Chihuahua in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

Governance and Society in Colonial Mexico: Chihuahua in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

by Richard Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804741689

ISBN-13: 9780804741682

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book is a richly detailed examination of social interaction in the city of Chihuahua, a major silver mining center of colonial Mexico. Founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the city attracted people from all over New Spain, all summoned "by the voices of the mines of Chihuahua." The author shows how abstract relationships of class, political

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This book is a richly detailed examination of social interaction in the city of Chihuahua, a major silver mining center of colonial Mexico. Founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the city attracted people from all over New Spain, all summoned "by the voices of the mines of Chihuahua." The author shows how abstract relationships of class, political subordination, ethnicity, and gender took concrete form in the daily life of the diverse people of Chihuahua.

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"Martin's well-written social history . . . is modest in length, but it is packed with insights and observations that will be useful both to scholars interested in other Mexican regions and to those who study early modern social relations in other settings. . . . Immensely informative and interesting . . . this rich volume will undoubtedly be influential for years to come."

American Historical Review

"Extremely readable and impressively researched . . . this is an ambitious and deeply analytical study. . . . Among the work's many virtues are the clarity and unpretentiousness of its style, its insightfulness (without over-theorizing), and its sensitivity to its sources."

Latin American Studies

"Martin has given us a fine study of an eighteenth-century Mexican mining town. It is a work of painstaking scholarship, soft-spoken but with hard theoretical edges, written with clarity, economy, and grace."

Canadian Journal of History

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804741682
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Villa of San Felipe el Real de Chihuahua18
2The People of Colonial Chihuahua29
3Labor Relations47
4The Ethos of Governance74
5The Rituals of Governance97
6Social Etiquette in Everyday Life125
7The Ethos and Practice of Patriarchy149
Conclusion: Chihuahua and Colonial Mexico184
Appendix: Selected Demographic and Political Data for San Felipe el Real and Its Jurisdiction201
Glossary213
Notes217
Bibliography247
Index257

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