Dinner, Dance, and Death: Everyday life and the Administration of Justice in Popayán during the Restoration of Monarchical Rule, 1815-1819
The Spanish monarchical restoration in New Granada between 1815 and 1819 constituted a period of violent transition that has been widely studied from a political-military perspective. This article proposes to expand our understanding of the period by inquiring about the sociocultural and legal dimensions through judicial sources. To this end, the author meticulously examines a criminal case about the murder of a “free Black man” in 1815, which, after remaining open for three years, left a substantial record of daily life in Popayán, a slave-owning province. Attention to detail allows for the reconstruction of socialization practices among common people and to analyze the administration of justice while exposing the potential of these sources.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Pérez Villa, Ángela, "Dinner, Dance, and Death: Everyday life and the Administration of Justice in Popayán during the Restoration of Monarchical Rule, 1815-1819" (2020). History Faculty Publications. 7.