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The Women of Colonial Latin America

2nd Edition


Part of New Approaches to the Americas

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521148825

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About the Authors
  • In this second edition of her acclaimed volume, The Women of Colonial Latin America, Susan Migden Socolow has revised substantial portions of the book - incorporating new topics and illustrative cases that significantly expand topics addressed in the first edition; updating historiography; and adding new material on poor, rural, indigenous and slave women.

    • Contains new illustrations
    • Accessible to students, with clear and jargon-free prose
    • Features myriad examples in the form of stories of particular individuals' lives, which provide nuanced images of female life in the American colonies of Spain and Portugal
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of previous edition: 'A nuanced, well-balanced overview of all kinds of colonial Latin American women and every facet of their lives … [It] will appeal to historians in general and the general public and it should be very successful in undergraduate classes on Latin American women.' Hispanic American Historical Review

    Review of previous edition: 'A valuable introduction to the history of women in colonial Latin America, especially Spanish America, and will be particularly useful in introductory survey courses, making readily accessible the research and interpretive analyses of a generation of scholars.' The Americas

    Review of previous edition: 'Tracing the history of Latin American women from 1492 until the independence era in the early nineteenth century might seem like a daunting task for writer and reader alike, but Socolow displays a striking ability to cut to the heart of the matter. In clear, concise prose she outlines major historical developments, notes exceptions and counter tendencies, and gives intriguing examples.' Journal of World History

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521148825
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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
    12. Conclusion.

  • Author

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

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