Drinking, Homicide and Rebellion in Colonial Mexican Villages

  title={Drinking, Homicide and Rebellion in Colonial Mexican Villages},
  author={James Lockhart and W. B. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
This study analyzes the impact of Spanish rule on Indian peasant identity in the late colonial period by investigating three areas of social behavior. Based on the criminal trial records and related documents from the regions of central Mexico and Oaxaca, it attempts to discover how peasants conceived of their role under Spanish rule, how they behaved under various kinds of street, and how they felt about their Spanish overlords. In examining the character of village uprisings, typical… Expand
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