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Runaway Daughters: Seduction, Elopement, and Honor in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

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Against the backdrop of 19th-century Oaxaca City, Sloan analyzes 'rapto' trials (cases of abduction and/or seduction of a minor) to gain insight into what the testimonies by parents, their children, and witnesses reveal about courtship between the state and its working-class citizens in post colonial Mexico.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published November 16th 2008 by University of New Mexico Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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