The Women of Colonial Latin America / Edition 1

The Women of Colonial Latin America / Edition 1

by Susan Migden Socolow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521476429

ISBN-13: 9780521476423

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents an overview of the varied experiences of women in colonial Spanish and Portuguese America. Beginning with the cultures that would produce the Latin American world, the book traces the effects of conquest, colonization, and settlement on colonial women. The book also examines the expectations, responsibilities, and limitations facing women in

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Overview

This book presents an overview of the varied experiences of women in colonial Spanish and Portuguese America. Beginning with the cultures that would produce the Latin American world, the book traces the effects of conquest, colonization, and settlement on colonial women. The book also examines the expectations, responsibilities, and limitations facing women in their varied roles, stressing the ways in which race, social status, occupation, and space altered women's social and economic realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521476423
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
New Approaches to the Americas Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
681,624
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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.

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