Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Archives of DispossessionRecovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karen R. Roybal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633824

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633824.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 October 2018

Mexican American Women’s Alternative Archive

Mexican American Women’s Alternative Archive

Linking Testimonio, Memory, and History

Chapter:
(p.25) One Mexican American Women’s Alternative Archive
Source:
Archives of Dispossession
Author(s):

Karen R. Roybal

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633824.003.0002

This chapter discusses the ways in which the U.S. government created an alternative archive when it recorded Mexicanas/os' voices in the "official" record during land grant adjudication proceedings in the mid- to late nineteenth century. The testimonio of landowner María Cleofas Bóne de López serves as a prime focus in the chapter to emphasize the ways in which marriage to Mexican women was one way that both Anglo and Mexican men gained access to and amassed material property. Through this and other key cases, the chapter emphasizes that males' land ownership was often predicated on relationships to and with Mexican women and the ways Mexican men were effeminized within the U.S. legal system. The depositions serve as testimonials to the integral role of gender in the history of property ownership and dispossession.

Keywords:   Land adjudication, material property, marriage, alternative archive, landowner, depositions, U.S. legal system, Effeminate, official

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .