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Author Wightman, Ann M., author.

Title Indigenous migration and social change : the forasteros of Cuzco, 1570-1720 / Ann M. Wightman
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1990


Description 1 online resource (ix, 315 pages) : map
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents "Innumerable Indians": Cuzco, 1570 -- "The Indian Towns Have Been Deserted ... but the Indians Have Not Disappeared": The Failure of the Reducciones -- "Those Who Have Left Their Native Towns for Others": The Forasteros of Cuzco -- "El Ayllu Forastero": Migration, Community Structure, and Community Identity -- "Residente en Esa Ciudad": The Urban Migrant in Cuzco -- "Trabajar por un Afio": The Migrants' Role in the Transformation of Production Under Spanish Rule -- "Because All the Indians Have Died": Cuzco, 1720 -- APPENDIX I: Labor Contracts from the Notarial Records -- APPENDIX II: The 1690 Census of the Bishopric of Cuzco -- APPENDIX III: The Ayllu Forastero in the Parish Records of Yucay
Summary Many observers in colonial Spanish America-whether clerical, governmental, or foreign-noted the large numbers of forasteros, or Indians who were not seemingly attached to any locality. These migrants, or "wanderers," offended the bureaucratic sensibilities of the Spanish administration, as they also frustrated their tax and revenue efforts. Ann M. Wightman's research on these early "undocumentals" in the Cuzco region of Peru reveals much of importance on Andean society and its adaptation and resistance to Spanish cultural and political hegemony. The book thereby informs our understanding of so
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-308) and index
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Subject Indians of South America -- Peru -- Cuzco -- Social conditions
Rural-urban migration -- Peru -- Cuzco
Incas -- Politics and government
Incas -- Social conditions
Colonial administrators -- Peru -- Cuzco
Indians -- Social conditions -- Peru -- Cuzco
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
HISTORY / Latin America / South America
Incas -- Politics and government.
Incas -- Social conditions.
Indians of South America -- Social conditions.
Rural-urban migration.
Binnenlandse migratie.
Colonial administrators.
Koloniaal bestuur.
SUBJECT Peru -- History -- 1548-1820.
Subject Peru.
Peru -- Cuzco.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 89033443
ISBN 9780822382843