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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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CEJA ANDRADE, Claudia. Amanecer paisano y dormir soldado... Reactions against military recruitment and military service in Mexico City (1824-1858). Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2018, n.55, pp.41-76. ISSN 0185-2620.

Through military tries for the crimes of abandonment of guard and desertion, military records, press and other sources, this article reflects on some of the responses that the male population carried out to evade both the recruitment as military service during the first decades of the 19th century. The article realizes the ideas and beliefs that were held about conscription, especially about the forced. The goal is demonstrate the type of resistance tactics of recruits and soldiers, and reflect on the fact that mechanisms “from below” shaped military dynamics.

Keywords : recruitment; army; resistances; Mexico City; 19th century.

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