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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study uses the participation of free-colored men, whether mulatos, pardos, or morenos (i.e., Afro-Spaniards, Afro-Indians, or "pure blacks"), in New Spain's militias as a prism for examining race relations, racial identity, racial categorization, and issues of social mobility for racially stigmatized groups in Colonial Mexico. By 1793, nearly 10 percent of New Spain's population was made up of people who could  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 pages : illustrations, 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 study uses the participation of free-colored men, whether mulatos, pardos, or morenos (i.e., Afro-Spaniards, Afro-Indians, or "pure blacks"), in New Spain's militia as a prism for examining race  Read more...

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