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Smuggling French Hats into 17th Century Spain: Worth a Fight?

The following is a guest post by Samantha Mendoza, who served as a summer 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. In present day, it is not uncommon to hear news of attempts to smuggle items across national borders. This can […]

The Royal Order of October 1749 and the Historic Consequences of the Great Roma Round-up

The following is a guest post by Jacklyn van der Colff, who served as a summer 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Note: this post uses a racial pejorative as it originally appears in the collection item record as well […]

Criminals and Coins: Understanding 17th Century Spanish Economy through Counterfeit Currency

The following is a guest post by Nina Perdomo, who served as a summer 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. During my time working with the Herencia collection, I have come across a variety of interesting documents. One that has […]

Vagabonds in the Kingdom: 18th Century Spanish Social Assistance and Anti-Idleness Policy

The following is a guest post by Jake Neuberger, who served as a spring 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. The Herencia collection contains various documents that shed light onto political, economic, and socio-cultural themes in Spain throughout the 15th […]