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Latin American women : historical perspectives
Lavrín, Asunción.
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1978.
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xiv, 343 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In search of the colonial women in Mexico : the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Asunción Lavrin -- Female and family in the economy and society of colonial Brazil / A.J.R. Russell-Wood -- Indian women and white society : the case of sixteenth-century Peru / Elinor C. Burkett -- Women in a noble family : the Mexican counts of Regla, 1750-1830 / Edith Couturier -- The Indian nuns of Mexico City's Monasterio of Corpus Christi, 1724-1821 / Ann Miriam Gallagher -- The feminine orders in colonial Bahia, Brazil : economic, social, and demographic implications, 1677-1800 / Susan A. Soeiro -- The feminine press : the view of women in the colonial journals of Spanish America, 1790-1830 / Johanna S.R. Mendelson -- The participation of women in the independence movement in Gran Colombia, 1780-1830 / Evelyn Cherpak -- Education, philanthropy, and feminism : components of Argentine womanhood, 1860-1926 / Cynthia Jeffress Little -- The nineteenth-century feminist press and women's rights in Brazil / June E. Hahner -- Felipe Carrillo Puerto and women's liberation in Mexico / Anna Macías -- Some final considerations on trends and issues in Latin American women's history / Asunción Lavrin.
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This collection of essays illuminates the experiences of pre-20th-century Latin American women....There is surprisingly rich information about Indian and black women....The diverse patterns of family roles and sex polarizations, trends in the feminist movement, and women's political participation are themes of significant importance in the essays. A welcome contribution to women's studies and to Latin American history, expecially since there is little available in English covering this.