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The limits of racial domination : plebeian society in colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720

Author: R Douglas Cope
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994.
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Challenges the traditional view of castas (members of the caste system created by Spanish overlords) as alienated and dominated by a desire to improve their status. This text argues that instead,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cope, R. Douglas.
Limits of racial domination.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c1994
(OCoLC)656746195
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Douglas Cope
ISBN: 0299140407 9780299140403 029914044X 9780299140441
OCLC Number: 28711555
Description: xiii, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Race and class in colonial Mexico City, 1521-1660 --
2. Life among the urban poor : material culture and plebian society --
3. The significance and ambiguities of "race" --
4. Plebian race relations --
5. Patrons and plebians : labor as a system of social control --
6. The fragility of "success" : upwardly mobile castas in Mexico City --
7. The riot of 1692
Responsibility: R. Douglas Cope.
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"A superb book, of obvious interest not only to Latin Americanists but also to those who study race relations in a hemispheric context."--Frederick P. Bowser, Stanford University

 
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