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Bearing arms for his majesty : the free-colored militia in colonial Mexico

Author: Ben Vinson, III.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study uses the participation of free coloured men, whether mulatos, pardos or morenos, in New Spain's militias as a prism for examining race relations, racial identity, racial categorization and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Vinson, III.
ISBN: 0804742294 9780804742290 9780804750240 0804750246
OCLC Number: 46402081
Description: xii, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Militia Awakenings --
The Contours of Duty: Internal Militia Structure, Finances, and the Officer Corps --
The Contours of Duty: Recruitment, Occupations, and Marriage --
The Loathed Tax --
The Fuero Privilege --
The Meaning of Race.
Responsibility: Ben Vinson III.
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"This outstanding work is strikingly original, covering a new, important topic through exhaustive research in a wide variety of archives in Mexico and Spain. Vinson's ability to weave together his Read more...

 
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