Josefa

Introduction. We started calling her La Corregidora when Jose Miguel Dominguez, her husband, was made Corregidor, which is a high political office in Mexico, kind of like your governor or mayor.  Charles VI was still king of the Spanish Empire, but here in Mexico, everyone knew who was really in charge; it was the gachupines, […]

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Mexico – José María Morelos

Introduction. Jose Maria Morelos was born of parents mulatto and mestizo, into a society in which one’s entire future was measured out by blood proportions, ethnic history, and skin tone. 18th century Mexico, or, “New Spain”, as the Spanish peninsulares preferred, was obsessed with class, caste and classifications based upon blood, birthplace and ethnicity. Among […]

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