Una provincia sin representación. La ausencia de San Luis Potosí en las Cortes, 1810-1814

July 2008
Signos Históricos;jul-dic2008, Issue 20, p164
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This article analyzes a topic mentioned in the historical narratives but has not been studied from the local perspective: how a colonial province lacks of a representative in the Spanish Courts from 1810 to 1814. The lack of a representative in several American provinces made them name a substitute. The case analyzed here, San Luis Potosi, neither had the chance to elect a representative or a substitute. The only elected deputy that traveled to Spain made it until August 1814, when the King was already reinstated and the Spanish Courts dissolved. This article analyzes the circumstances that impeded the province of San Luis Potosi to have a representative in the Spanish Courts and the strategies that the local political actors used to make them to be heard.


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