Browse by Subject: Women

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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

The Catholic Church produced an enormous volume of written material designed to ensure the servility of nuns. Reading this body of proscriptive literature alongside nuns' own writings, Kirk finds that practice often diverged from theory. She analyzes how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century nuns formed alliances and friendships in defiance of Church authorities' efforts to contain and control them.

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Embracing America: A Cuban Exile Comes of Age

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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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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

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Clementina Suárez: Her Life and Poetry