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Juan Soldado : rapist, murderer, martyr, saint

Author: Paul J Vanderwood
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul J. Vanderwood offers a fascinating look at the events, beliefs, and circumstances that have motivated popular devotion to Juan Soldado, a Mexican folk saint. In his mortal incarnation, Juan Soldado was Juan Castillo Morales, a twenty-four year old soldier convicted of and quickly executed for the brutal rape and murder of eight year old Olga Camacho in Tijuana in 1938. Immediately after Morales's death, many  Read more...
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Vanderwood, Paul J.
Juan Soldado.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)663335410
Named Person: Juan Castillo Morales; Juan Castillo Morales
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Vanderwood
ISBN: 0822334046 9780822334040 0822334151 9780822334156
OCLC Number: 55131485
Description: xvi, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I The Crime --
II Circumstances --
III Belief.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Paul J. Vanderwood.

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Investigates the popular canonization of a saint in Tijuana, asking what triggered the devotion and considering local, national, international, geographical, environmental, cultural, and  Read more...

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