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The Case of the Ugly Suitor & Other Histories of Love, Gender, & Nation in Buenos Aires, 1776-1870 (Engendering Latin America)

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In 1840 Gumerscindo Arroyo hoped to marry Francisca Canicoba, but her father forbade it. Consequently, Francisca took her father to court for permission to marry, where he objected on the grounds that Arroyo was simply too ugly.
 
In the courtrooms of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires, children battled parents in order to fulfill their romantic desires and marry the mate of their choice. Parents and guardians also struggled for custody of young children, which some did out of love while others were greedy for child labor. In courtrooms and elsewhere, women challenged their traditional status as social and intellectual inferiors. Though all these struggles existed in earlier times, the nineteenth century injected a new dynamic into such conflicts: Argentinas revolution against Spain and the subsequent attempts by political and intellectual leaders to craft a new nation out of the vestiges of Spanish colonialism.
 
The family, many leaders recognized, was the vital building block of the nation. Hence, matters of the heart and hearth intertwined with matters of the state. Examining family conflicts and the political and legal backdrop of those cases reveals strong continuities in attitudes about gender and family. At the same time, ideological influences of the revolutionary movement combined with the practical needs of nation building to create new freedoms and new identities for women and children over the course of the nineteenth century. The Case of the Ugly Suitor brings these family and national struggles to life, many times in the words of the participants themselves.

About the Author

Jeffrey M. Shumway is an assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803293267
Editor:
Guy, Donna J.
Editor:
Karasch, Mary
Editor:
Guy, Donna J.
Editor:
Karasch, Mary
Author:
Shumway, Jeffrey M.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Domestic relations -- Argentina.
Subject:
Courts - Argentina - Buenos Aires - History
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Engendering Latin America
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.47 in. .58 lbs.

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