Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Restoring Women to History
Marysa Navarro, Virginia Sánchez Korrol and Kecia Ali
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/1999
Format: Paperback 6 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-21307-5
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These four volumes in this major series... provide a single-source reference to the status of the field of women's history and to ways that the field can be expanded.... A basic set for all academic libraries." —Library Journal Academic Newswire

Examining the role of women and gender ideology during the pre-contact and colonial periods in Latin America, Navarro looks at early indigenous societies as well as the Spanish and the Portuguese who claimed the "New World." Sánchez Korrol considers the shifts in women's roles between the 1880s and 1930s and accompanying societal transformations.

Author Bio

Marysa Navarro is Charles Collis Professor of History and chair of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She has written a biography of Eva Peron, on the feminist movement in Latin America, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, and on women and democracy in Latin America.

Virginia Sa(accute)nchez Korrol is professor and chairperson of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and director of the Center for Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She has written numerous book chapters on U. S. Latinas. She is best known for From Colonia to Community: The History of
Puerto Ricans in New York City. More recently she co-edited Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage.

Kecia Ali is in Duke University's graduate program in religion. She is the author of "The Historiography of Women in Modern Latin America: An Overview and Bibliography of the Recent Literature" in the Duke University of North Carolina Program in Latin American Studies working paper series.

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