The Virgin, the King, and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre

 Taschenbuch
Besorgungstitel | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I
ISBN-13:
9780804747134
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
23.07.2002
Seiten:
464
Gewicht:
635 g
Format:
228x157x28 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction; 1. From African slaves to Creole Royal slaves: some demographic transformations; 2. Slavery to the King: shaping social identity; 3. An unusual proposal; 4. The virgin in local history; 5. Remaking a Marian tradition; 6. A mainly farming village; 7. Owning personal slaves: an extreme instance of the right to property and to familial legacies; 8. Copper mining: a small independent and mostly female local industry; 9. The unbreachable burdens of bondage: laboring as the King's slave; 10. Local government and politics; 11. Reaching the King: regional politics and litigation; Epilogue; Conclusion.
This book tells the extraordinary story of a village of peasants and miners who were slaves belonging to the king of Spain and whose local patroness was a vision of the virgin. It explores the ways the royal slaves, assisted by te force of popular religion, achieved a degree of freedom unprecedented in other colonial societies of the New World.

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