The Women of Colonial Latin America

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Cambridge University Press, May 18, 2000 - 237 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

A good overview that is organized by themes. It reminds me of Berkin's First Generations in style and format. I have found that this book works well in the classroom (particularly because the chapters can stand alone). Read full review

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

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