xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The age of impotence, 1687 1750: Overview ; The advent of sales ; The appointment of native sons ; The reckoning ; Readjustment ; Relapse and a resurgence of standards ; The renewal of sales ; A disrupted ascenso and radicados ; Ministers by default The age of authority, 1751 1808: Overview ; Toward control ; Transition ; The golden age of authority ; Pressure for office ; The new bureaucracy: men ; The new bureaucracy: control Epilog: The crisis of independence, 1809 1821 Appendixes: Summary: place of birth for new appointees, 1687 1821, by percentage and number ; Audiencia of birth for creoles, 1687 1821 ; Men who purchased appointments to the American audiencias ; Universities attended by audiencia ministers, by periods ; Composition of the audiencias by place of birth, 1687 1820 ; Overview of the composition of the audiencias, 1687 1820 ; Index of local influence in the American audiencias ; Imperial overview of local influence, 1687 1820 ; New appointees by date: an imperial overview, 1687 1821 ; New appointees by tribunal, office, and date, 1687 1821.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238).