Soap Operas in the Desert… a light read.

From what is quite possibly the most gloriously historically trashy book in existence, not because the author wrote trash, but because the subjects in the court records behaved terribly.

Spanish Colonial Women and the Law: Complaints, Lawsuits, and Criminal Behavior. Documents From the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697-1749. Compiled by Linda Tigges, editor.

I adore stuff like this, especially when I can pretend it’s totally for writing research.

Check out #20, #28, and #29 especially.