ISBN-10:
0804753555
ISBN-13:
9780804753555
Pub. Date:
03/22/2007
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, 1550-1700

With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, 1550-1700

by Karen B. Graubart

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Overview

Based upon substantial new research, this book investigates the heterogeneity of experiences of rural and urban indigenous women in Peru during the first two centuries of Spanish colonization. Using wills, as well as other notarial and legal documents, it discusses changes in their working lives and how their identity as "Indians" as well as women was shaped in a multicultural society. From their utilization of colonial law to seek redress, to their creation of urban dress styles that reflected their new positions as consumers and as producers under Spanish rule, the early colonial period witnessed a dramatic upheaval in indigenous women's lives. By analyzing the migration from rural to urban areas, interaction with Spanish as well as African society, and the lives of both plebeians and elites, the author provides a thorough picture of this transformational period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804753555
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2007
Edition description: 1
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen B. Graubart is Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American History at Cornell University.

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