Very few of these provincial families could rival the highest elite of Mexico City in either wealth or prominence. ... Still, only a small minority of families at the pinnacle of colonial society sent even one son into the practice of law. ... the substantial population of artisans, rancheros, and mill and factory owners, whether the parents were of pure Spanish blood or ... While the above-mentioned factors kept the Spanish craft and manual workers from entrance into the profession, very differentanbsp;...
|Title||:||Five Centuries of Law and Politics in Central Mexico|
|Author||:||Ronald Spores, Ross Hassig|
|Publisher||:||Vanderbilt Univ - 1984|