Principal Investigator(s): Scarano, Francisco A.; Curtis, Katherine J.
Summary: The series consists of 23 annual censuses spanning the years 1779 to 1802, a collection that for its scope and continuity is unique among serial sources of Spanish American colonial history. The padrones were born of a 1776 Royal Order requesting viceroys and executives of Capitanías Generales and Gobernaciones, such as Puerto Rico, to prepare reports on population, broken down by social status, race, and sex. The focus was the civilian population and, therefore, excludes the regular army troo... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30262.v1
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