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Urban Indians in a Silver City
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Urban Indians in a Silver City: Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1810

Dana Velasco Murillo

Abstract

Urban Indians reveals the untold story of how ethnically diverse native peoples from western and central Mexico, drawn by wages and freedom from draft labor and tribute requirements, created indigenous communities, towns, institutions, organizations, and municipal identities in Zacatecas, colonial Mexico’s most important silver-mining town, from its founding in 1546 to just before the start of independence movements in 1810. Silver mining was the motor of the Spanish Empire’s transoceanic and transcontinental economies, making mining towns among the most important cities in Spanish America. Hi ... More

Keywords: silver, mining, native peoples, Indians, colonial, Mexico, Zacatecas, New Spain, migration, mestizaje

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804796118
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804796118.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Velasco Murillo, author
University of California