Review: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism in New Spain, 1630–1790, by Jessica L. Delgado
Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva is assistant professor of history and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Rochester. His first book, Urban Slavery in Colonial Mexico: Puebla de los Ángeles 1531–1706 (Cambridge University Press, 2018), is a social and cultural history of slaveholders, the enslaved and their families. The monograph focuses on how slaves negotiated the expectations of their bondage within convents, textile mills, marketplaces and elite residences. His current research project, Mexican Atlantic: Freedom, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz, examines the social networks of Afro-Veracruzans after their violent dispersal at the hands of French, Dutch and English buccaneers. By tracing the diasporic experiences of these captives (and recaptives) after 1683, Sierra Silva links the colonial histories of Veracruz, Haiti and South Carolina. In 2018, he received a year-long NEH research fellowship and a John Carter Brown Library short-term fellowship to pursue this project.
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Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva; Review: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism in New Spain, 1630–1790, by Jessica L. Delgado. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 1 February 2019; 35 (1): 118–119. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/msem.2019.35.1.118
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