Index
Africans: judge accused by, 189; petition
for freedom by, 188; recollection by
peon, 334
Agency: federalist neighbors and, 381;
lack of, 10; question of, 4
Algiers, 386
Anarchy, 200
Appearance: federalist colors, 150–53;
importance of, 136; order of, 129;
peasant look, 120, 130; politics and
clothes, 130–32, 140; social distinc-
tion through clothes, 141–49. See also
Clothes
Arab peoples, 386
Argentine historiography: elitism of, 14;
positivist interpretations, prevailing
motifs in, 9–12; recent scholarship
on rural life, 13; Rosas and the law,
161
‘‘Avecinamiento’’ (social reinsertion),
314–21
Avellaneda, Nicolas, 400
Bourdieu, Pierre, 129
Buenos Aires (city), 311; cattle markets
and, 34; economic competition and,
58–59; militias’ clothing and, 137–
38; newspaper ads and, 31; ponchos
sold, 32; romantic literature and,
190–200; thriving marketplaces in,
27–28
Buenos Aires (province), 311, 312; anar-
chy and civil war, 197; citizenship in,
96; distinction in people’s clothes,
141–42; harvest season, 110; labor
relations and, 61, 89; labor shortages
and, 72; long reach of the law, 179–
80; migration to, 95, 98, 100, 103,
109–11; order of appearance, 140; pol-
itics of colors, 150–53; poverty and
‘‘nakedness,’’ 143; reconstruction of
crime, 207–11; relative tranquility of,
111
Caseros (battle of ), 293–94
Cattle markets (Abasto), 51, 52
Citizenship, 300, 324
Civil wars: as transforming experience,
23; memories of, 325–60; real costs
of, 321; victory celebrations, 373–76
Class: malleability of, 22; ‘‘peon class,’’
1, 22; social inferiority, 23
Clothes: description of, 133–36; gifts to
women, 155; military uniforms, 146–
50; paysano attire, 135–36; politics
and, 130–32; prisoners and, 138–39;
quality of fabrics, 144–45; return of
fashion, 160; social distinction, 425;
suicide and, 141–42; theft of, 154–57;
well-dressed militiamen, 137–38. See
also Appearance
Coercion: coercive advantage of state
functionaries, 73; contingents, 208;
corporal punishment, 194, 247, 249,
260; estaqueo, 246; extra-legal, 241;
floggings, 247, 249; forced draft,
203; interrogation and, 19; in Irish
worker’s narrative, 125–26; legiti-
mate, 190; markets and, 18; personal
dependency, 56; reactions to forced
recruitment, 273–75; systematic
punishment, 236. See also Personal
dependency
Confederation, 391
Constitutional Convention, 409
Consumption: domestic goods, 32;
textiles, 31; undi√erentiated nature
of, 33
Corpus Christi, 377
Davis, Natalie Zemon, 355
Defiance, 280
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