In 1765, the city of Quito erupted in a rebellion that vanquished Spanish royal officials from town for two years. For a brief moment, this equatorial community was the center of the Bourbon rule crisis in South America, one that would grow in the 1780s to envelop large parts of modern-day Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia in infamous and deadly revolts. The wake of what is now known as Quito's Rebellion of the Barrios led Royal officials to build a new infrastructure of surveillance, policing, and punishment that targeted the city's popular sectors and put the politics of illicit sex at the center of their strategy. To control the city and its streets, royal magistrates cracked down on adultery and concubinage, seeking to create orderly families.
Learn more at Dr. Chad Black's lecture, during Appalachian's 2019 Diversity Celebration!
April 5, 2019
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
155 Plemmons Student Union (Tater Hill)