Studies in the Administration of the Indians in New Spain: IV The Emancipation of the Indian Slaves and the Resettlement of the Freedmen 1548-1553
Publisher: University of California Press
x+43 pages with frontispiece and appendix. Royal octavo (9 1/2" X 6 1/4") bound in original blue wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Ibero-Americana number 16. First edition.
Two of the questions of the author that have frequently occurred during his investigations are: were the Indian slaves of the Spaniards emancipated in fact, and, if so, what disposition was made of the freedmen? With these questions in mind the author had been accumulating such fragments of material as he could find, in an attempt to answer them, but it was not until Dr Sanford Mosk, of the University of California, brought back extraordinary finds from the Archives of the Indies at Seville that sufficient evidence was available for the author to piece together a credible story.
Inscribed by the author on the half title, former owner's name to front wrapper, light edge wear, spine sunned else a very good copy.
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