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Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America ebook

by Ann Twinam


and is a good example of how social history can be done. She has produced a book that illuminates very important aspects of Spanish American social history and late-18th-century Bourbon policy. Journal of Social History).

Illegitimacy, Honor, and Inheritance in Spanish America. Twinam then describes the "passing" mechanisms colonial elites employed tore-cast illegitimate birth or liaisons with racial or social inferiors into more acceptable form. Twinam's book analyzes the records of 244 elite Hispanic Americans, the majority of those who are known to have petitioned the crown for decrees of legitimization (gracias al sacar), between 1720 and 1820. Favorable action erased some or all of the disadvantages, limited inheritance rights, disqualification for certain honorable positions, and loss of public respect, suffered by those conceived outside of lawful wedlock.

The sexual behaviour of several priests in Burgos in the middle of the 18th century, is it a widespread sign or just an. .

The sexual behaviour of several priests in Burgos in the middle of the 18th century, is it a widespread sign or just an exception? Most the clergymen from Burgos lived in household enlarged for working reasons, thanks to the presence of one or several maids. The temptation was at the other side of their bedroom doors Burgos presented una cama completa to their female servants

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Honorable Mention: Ann Twinam, Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial . Honorable Mention: Sabine MacCormack, Religion in the Andes: Vision and Imagination in Colonial Peru (Princeton University Press).

Honorable Mention: Ann Twinam, Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America (Stanford University Press). 1999 (co-winners) Friedrich Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (Stanford University Press); José C. Moya, Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930 (University of California Press). 1991 Ann M. Wightman, Indigenous Migration and Social Change: The Forasteros of Cuzco, 1520-1720 (Duke University Press).

Published: 1 January 2001.

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Twinam Honor+Sexuality+and+Illegitimacy - Honor,Sexuality,andIllegitimacy119 AnnTwinam eighteen personalprice,,,Sexuality,andIllegitimacyin shewasanunwed School University of Dayton. Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy 119 Ann Twinam Why would a woman who had paid such a high personal price, who had forfeited her child for her reputation, and who had lived for Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in eighteen years of honorable spinsterhood now publicly admit that Colonial Spanish America she was an unwed mother?

Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, illegitimate offspring of elite families in colonial Spanish America appealed to the Council and Cámara of the Indies in Spain to purchase gracias al sacar legitimations. Their applications provided intimate testimony concerning their own lives, accounts of their parents' sexual relationships, and details regarding the impact of illegitimacy within their families and communities. Bourbon officials in Spain debated which petitions merited approval, and in the process forged policies concerning gender, sexuality, illegitimacy, and the family. Scattered throughout the Archive of the Indies, the petitions were difficult to locate until the author determined the pattern of how they were archived and was able to access this extraordinarily rich new source for Spanish American social history. For this book, she has not only analyzed the gracias al sacar documents of some 240 illegitimates, but also traced the histories of those involved in eighteen major archives in Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. The collective biographies of the gracias al sacar parents, and of their illegitimate offspring―as infants, children, and adults―reveal a Hispanic mentality that consciously differentiated between the public and private spheres. Colonial elites distinguished between a private circle of family, kin, and intimate friends and a public world where status (honor) was negotiated with outside peers. This bifurcation was distinct yet permeable; an individual might "pass" to negotiate a public status different from a private reality. Thus, an unwed mother might enjoy the public reputation that she was a virgin, the bastard son of a priest might be treated as legitimate, and a mulatto could be transformed into someone white. The author explores how the probability for passing varied throughout the Spanish Empire, and how it narrowed as the eighteenth century drew to a close. She also demonstrates that the inability to conceptualize passing beyond the scope of the individual exacerbated social tensions prior to independence.
Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America ebook
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