The San Xavier murder scandal, 1752-1760 : law and sin in a Texas mission

dc.contributor.advisorGarrard, Virginia, 1957-en
dc.creatorNeidhardt, Tanner McGill, 1977-en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T21:27:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-07T21:27:51Zen
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe San Xavier Murder Scandal, 1752-1760, begins as a band of conspirators creep toward the dining quarters of the Candelaria mission along the San Xavier River in central Texas. The author uses eight years of investigation to recreate a narrative of the murder of a missionary father and a Spanish refugee by these conspirators. The witness testimonies behind the investigations form the dialogue that moves forward this story of adultery, conspiracy, sex, lies, murder, and manipulation on the Spanish frontier. By following the handful of investigations that surrounded the case, the author also examines the Spanish colonial legal system, its emphasis on procedure, and the opportunity for influential actors to pressure the final finding of "who did it" as they hope to maintain authority and power on the peripheries of the Spanish empire.en
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2JS9Cen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/32785en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden
dc.subject.lcshMissions, Spanish--Texasen
dc.subject.lcshMurder--Investigations--Texasen
dc.titleThe San Xavier murder scandal, 1752-1760 : law and sin in a Texas missionen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Jurisprudenceen

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