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The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

In this volume, Elizabeth Manley explains how women activists from across the political spectrum engaged with the state by working within both authoritarian regimes and inter-American networks, founding modern Dominican feminism, and contributing to the rise of twentieth-century women’s liberation movements in the Global South.

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Convent Life in Colonial Mexico: A Tale of Two Communities

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Women and the Bullring

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Embracing America: A Cuban Exile Comes of Age

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Women in Argentina: Early Travel Narratives

In this collection of writings by women both inside and outside of Argentina, Mónica Szurmuk has unearthed a rich and delightful tradition of travel writing. The selections, recorded from the period 1850-1930, include travelogues by European and North

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The Autobiography of María Elena Moyano: The Life and Death of a Peruvian Activist

Using Maria Elena Moyano's own words, the editor of this poignant story has re-created the voice of the martyred Peruvian activist. In 1992, at age 33, Moyano was assassinated by guerrillas of the revolutionary movement Shining Path. Through this

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Critical Acts: Latin American Women and Cultural Criticism

Examines the writings of three important women intellectuals of the early 20th century: Lucia Miguel Pereira (Brazil), Victoria Ocampo (Argentina), and Gabriela Mistral (Chile), exploring their views on race, culture, gender,

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Women and Urban Change in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1820-1868

Examines the roles of women in the period of economic and social change that affected the Puerto Rican capital during the mid-19th century, when the local elite enlisted the help of upper-class women to help restructure the country’s

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Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology

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Gender, Politics, and Poetry in Twentieth-Century Argentina