Abstract

Abstract:

This article provides a quantitative counterpoint to the existing historiography's qualitative consensus that colonial-era municipal elites were endogamous in terms of status by presenting a case study based on 402 marriage outcomes from the parish register of one community, during one twelve-month period, along the political dimension of status. It finds that from 1 August 1853 to 31 July1854, political elite status in San Pablo, Laguna, was positively but moderately correlated with marriage outside the status group. This practice was likely aided by the limited catchment area from which these political elites found partners and the group's numeric scarcity within that space.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2244-1638
Print ISSN
2244-1093
Pages
pp. 151-180
Launched on MUSE
2019-07-12
Open Access
No
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