index
Page numbers in italics represent illustrations.
Abalos, José Vicente, 53–54, 263n74
adoption, informal: colonial legal
forms vs., 290–291n60; as exclusive
form of late eighteenth century,
291n66; identity changes through,
171–72, 289n44; legal challenges to,
161; notarial contract as rare for,
177, 291–292n69; twentieth-
century legalization of, 227–28,
234, 306n26, 308n49, 308n51; ubiq-
uity of, 173–74, 176, 290n51,
290n52. See also child circulation
age: ‘‘children,’’ ‘‘childhood’’ (terms)
and, 27–28, 27–29, 28–29, 253n51,
253n52. See also generational hier-
archy
alimentos: characteristics of civil suits
involving, 111–12, 270n61; child
circulation as, 161; Code’s regula-
tions on, 76–77; cross-generational
reproduction of status and, 112; as
material dimension of kinship,
111–12,131;inpost-Codefiliation
cases, 61; in pre-Code filiation
cases, 46, 53, 259n37; recognition
petitions and, 260n53
Allende, Salvador, 20
Allessandri Rodríguez, Arturo, 228
Alvarez, Don Francisco Salvador, 70–
71, 78–79, 87, 108, 158, 266n11,
270n66
Alvarez, Mercedes, 71–72, 73, 78, 87
Alvarez, Secundino, 70–72, 87, 94,
158, 163, 199, 239
Alvarez paternity suit: background in-
formation to, 264n1, 265n4; chil-
dren’s life histories and, 86, 88–93,
99–100, 268–269n43, 269n44,
269n45; description of, 70–72, 98,
264n3–265n3; elite involvement
and, 98–99, 271n68, 271n69; ex
post facto reference to, 271n72; il-
legitimate social positions and, 72;
illegitimates’ social liminality and,
85–86,99–100;materialtransac-
tions and, 80–81; social congruity
and, 75–76, 266n10, 266–267n18
Amado, Jorge, 127
amancebamiento, 20, 25, 94, 149,
225–26, 232, 253n47
Amerindians: child servitude and,
185–86, 188, 275n43, 293n3, 294–
295n11; kinlessness and, 114–15;
Mapuche Indians, 35, 185–86, 188,
275n43, 293n3. See also race, eth-
nicity, caste
Amunátegui de Ross, Doña Alicia, 3–4
Archivo Nacional, Santiago, 240,
249n1
Argentina, 17, 176, 189, 224
Balmaceda, José Manuel, 103, 266n11,
271n68
baptism: of Casa children, 139–42,
168, 171, 220, 244, 281n28, 281n30,
281–282n33; expósito status in,
114; fathers’ names in records of,
143, 283n57; for filiation proof, 62–
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