Cope challenges the traditional view of castas and shows how patron-client relations were more important than institutions in controlling the society of New Spain (Mexico). He shows how races were perceived (spoiler: not as simple as you think) and proves through marriage records how people perceived others and themselves. This book is great for historians and ethnohistorians alike.
- Series: Writing
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (April 15, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 029914044X
- ISBN-13: 978-0299140441
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches