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Virginia Sanchez at The Saguache County Museum

Virginia Sánchez

Reading and Presentation on

Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado

Sunday July 30, 2023

1:30 PM


Saguache County Museum

405 8th Street

Saguache, CO

In Pleas and Petitions Virginia Sánchez sheds new light on the political obstacles, cultural conflicts, and institutional racism experienced by Hispano legislators in the wake of the legal establishment of the Territory of Colorado. The book reexamines the transformation of some 7,000 Hispano settlers from citizens of New Mexico territory to citizens of the newly formed Colorado territory, as well as the effects of territorial legislation on the lives of those residing in the region as a whole.

In partnership with HEART of Saguache and the Saguache County Museum

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