Two Families in Colonial Chile

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A longitudinal history using a biographical approach to analyze the upper and middle levels of society in colonial Santiago, providing a more concrete understanding of social evolution in the 16th and 17th centuries.


"The rich tapestry of Spanish emigration, settlement, and routing into the new continent is woven painstakingly and in rich detail by Della Flusche. . . . holds particular interest for those who like to follow history in a generational manner." _ Hispanic American Historical Review

" . . . The two studies reveal the changes in the membership of certain social strata through the Hapsburg era and the growth of upward social mobility. However, the study also reveals the patrician ethos as being one of the stabilizing and enduring factors in colonial society." _ British Bulletin of Publications

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