Death in Old Mexico: The 1789 Dongo Murders and How They Shaped the History of a Nation (Compact Disc)

Death in Old Mexico: The 1789 Dongo Murders and How They Shaped the History of a Nation By Nicole Von Germeten, Stacy Gonzalez (Read by) Cover Image

Death in Old Mexico: The 1789 Dongo Murders and How They Shaped the History of a Nation (Compact Disc)

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In a Mexico City mansion on October 23, 1789, Don Joaqu n Dongo and ten of his employees were brutally murdered by three killers armed with machetes. Investigators worked tirelessly to find the perpetrators, who were publicly executed two weeks later. Labelled the "crime of the century," these events and their aftermath have intrigued writers of fiction and nonfiction for over two centuries. Using a vast range of sources, Nicole von Germeten recreates a paper trail of Enlightenment-era greed and savagery, and highlights how the violence of the Mexican judiciary echoed the acts of the murderers. The Spanish government conducted dozens of executions in Mexico City's central square in this era, revealing how European imperialism in the Americas influenced perceptions of violence and how it was tolerated, encouraged, or suppressed. An evocative history, Death in Old Mexico provides a compelling new perspective on late colonial Mexico City.
Product Details ISBN: 9798874687540
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Language: English