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1 The Witch Hunt at Santiago de la Monclova Social Control and Resistance on the Northern Frontier Deborah R. Buchholz

2 Outline Research Question The Northern Frontier Sources Analysis Conclusion and Relevance

3 Witchcraft as Resistance? Martha Few. Women who Live Evil Lives. Uses gender analysis to discuss womens use of witchcraft as a challenge to patriarchy This challenge at the household and community level extends to the higher levels of authority Connections between daily forms of resistance and full- scale rebellions New directions

4 Coahuila Set of Inquisition Documents dated from 1748 to 1753 Drought Indian Wars

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8 Coahuila Set of Inquisition Documents dated from 1748 to 1753 Drought Indian Wars

9 Other Sources Cheryl English Martin. Social Negotiation in Chihuahua Patriarchy Laura Lewis Unsanctioned Domain of Power Not a challenge to Hegemony

10 Analysis Resistance to Patriarchy Inquisition Politics

11 Conclusions Further Research – Connections between daily forms of resistance and full-scale rebellion in colonial Mexico Relevance – Better understanding of womens resistance today


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