Six of the ten essays in this collection (Lombardi, Villamarin, Chance, Greenow, Robinson, and Cook) were originally presented at a Special Session during the 43rd International Congress of Americanists, held in Vancouver during August, 1979. Jointly organized by David J. Robinson and Juan Villamarin, the session was designed to bring together a group of individuals who had been working on the changing population of colonial Spanish America from various disciplinary perspectives, to facilitate an exchange of information and ideas, and to promote the further investigation of significant research questions. The paper of Brian Evans was presented at the same Congress, in another session, but given its purpose and content it was thought to provide an ideal complement to several papers in the present collection.
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Contributors -- Introduction /DAVID J. ROBINSON -- 1 Population Reporting Systems: An Eighteenth-Century Paradigm of Spanish Imperial Organization /JOHN V. LOMBARDI -- 2 Census Enumeration in Late Seventeenth-Century Alto Peru: The Numeraci6n General of 1683-1684 /BRIAN M. EVANS -- 3 Colonial Censuses and Tributary Lists of the Sabana de Bogota Chibcha: Sources and Issues /JUAN VILLAMARIN and JUDITH VILLAMARIN -- 4 The Ecology of Race and Class in Late Colonial Oaxaca /JOHN K. CHANCE -- 5 Marriage Patterns and Regional Interaction in Late Colonial Nueva Galicia /LINDA L. GREENOW -- 6 Indian Migration in Eighteenth-Century Yucatan: The Open Nature of the Closed Corporate Community /DAVID J. ROBINSON -- 7 Population Change in the Quinizilapa Valley, Guatemala, 1530-1770 /CHRISTOPHER LUTZ -- 8 The Historical Demography of the Cuchumatan Highlands of Guatemala, 1500-1821 /W. GEORGE LOVELL -- 9 Demographic Catastrophe in Sixteenth- Century Honduras /LINDA A. NEWSON -- 10 Eighteenth-Century Population Change in Andean Peru: The Parish of Yanque /N. DAVID COOK -- Index