Spain’s America: from kingdoms to colonies

@article{Burkholder2016SpainsAF,
  title={Spain’s America: from kingdoms to colonies},
  author={Mark A. Burkholder},
  journal={Colonial Latin American Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={125 - 153}
}
  • M. Burkholder
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • History
  • Colonial Latin American Review
During the rebellion against Columbus begun in Española in 1497, its leader Francisco Roldán rejected the idea that he and the other settlers should be considered ‘colonists,’ a term whose multiple meanings included laborers working on rented land. Instead, he demanded recognition as ‘vecinos,’ municipal householders and citizens who enjoyed the rights of Castilian law (see Elliott 2006, 9). His point held. For more than three centuries, Spaniards who lived in the western hemisphere eschewed… 

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