Pardos, Indians, and the Army of New Spain: Inter-Relationships and Conflicts, 1780–1810

  title={Pardos, Indians, and the Army of New Spain: Inter-Relationships and Conflicts, 1780–1810},
  author={Christon I. Archer},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={231 - 255}
  • C. Archer
  • Published 1 November 1974
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
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