Unformatted text preview: economy and materialism. They established a large court and police system to keep order. This system dispensed justice and punishments befitting to crimes. However, this system was not exempt from injustices. It discriminated based on social class; for example, police sometimes abused the poor. However, the poor could easily gain access to use of the legal system. For example, the corrupt priest and Subdelegate in Lizardi’s story were subject to jurisdiction of the law for their corrupt actions committed onto poor people. The poor population’s ability to use the legal system provided them with more rights, which fostered compliance with the government, which then contributed to smooth application of hegemony. These 18 th centuries methods of maintaining rule are different from those of earlier years, which used violence and harshness to ensure absolute hegemonic control....
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course HIST 240 taught by Professor Lampe during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
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