Colonial baracunatanas and their nasty men: spousal homicides and the law in late colonial New Granada.

@article{UribeUrn2001ColonialBA,
  title={Colonial baracunatanas and their nasty men: spousal homicides and the law in late colonial New Granada.},
  author={V. Uribe-Ur{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of social history},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          43-72
        }
}
  • V. Uribe-Urán
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of social history
This article discusses 51 incidents of spousal homicide occurring in New Granada (today's Colombia) during the late colonial period, ca. 1750--1810. It examines the regional distribution of the crimes; looks at the gender, ethnicity, class, and occupations of the participants; discusses the circumstances of the crimes (weapons, motives); and evaluates the legal treatment and punishment of the defendants. Its most significant finding concerns the high incidence of spousal murder among all… Expand
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