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When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846by Ramon A Gutierrez
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This social history of one remote corner of Spain's colonial American empire uses marriage as a window into intimate social relations, examining the Spanish conquest of America and its impact on a group of indigenous peoples, the Pueblo Indians, seen in large part from their point of view.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -415) and index.
Table of Contents
Tables and figures; Introduction; Part I. The Sixteenth Century: 1. The Pueblo Indian world in the sixteenth century; Part II. The Seventeenth Century: 2. The Spanish conquest of New Mexico; 3. Seventeenth-century politics; Part III. The Eighteenth Century: 4. The reconquest of New Mexico; 5. Honor and social status; 6. Honor and virtue; 7. Honor and marriage; 8. Marriage and the church; 9. Marriage - the empirical evidence; 10. The bourbon reforms on the Northern Frontier; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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