The Women of Colonial Latin America

The Women of Colonial Latin America

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In this second edition of her acclaimed volume, The Women of Colonial Latin America, Susan Migden Socolow has revised substantial portions of the book - incorporating new topics and illustrative cases that significantly expand topics addressed in the first edition; updating historiography; and adding new material on poor, rural, indigenous and slave more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 14 b/w illus.
  • 113903118X
  • 9781139031189

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Review of previous edition: 'A nuanced, well-balanced overview of all kinds of colonial Latin American women and every facet of their lives ... [It] will appeal to historians in general and the general public and it should be very successful in undergraduate classes on Latin American women.' Hispanic American Historical Review Review of previous edition: 'A valuable introduction to the history of women in colonial Latin America, especially Spanish America, and will be particularly useful in introductory survey courses, making readily accessible the research and interpretive analyses of a generation of scholars.' The Americas Review of previous edition: 'Tracing the history of Latin American women from 1492 until the independence era in the early nineteenth century might seem like a daunting task for writer and reader alike, but Socolow displays a striking ability to cut to the heart of the matter. In clear, concise prose she outlines major historical developments, notes exceptions and counter tendencies, and gives intriguing examples.' Journal of World Historyshow more

Table of contents

1. Iberian women in the old world and the new; 2. Before Columbus: women in indigenous America and Africa; 3. Conquest and colonization; 4. The arrival of Iberian women; 5. Women, marriage, and family; 6. Elite women; 7. The brides of Christ and other religious women; 8. Women and work; 9. Women and slavery; 10. Women and social deviance: crime, witchcraft, and rebellion; 11. Women and enlightenment reform; 12. more

About Ms. Susan Migden Socolow

Susan Migden Socolow is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin American History at Emory more

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