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Other titles in the Women's Roles Through History series:
Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean (Women's Roles Through History)by Kathryn A. Sloan
Synopses & Reviews
From the colonial period to the present day, women across the Caribbean and Latin America were an intrinsic part of the advancement of society and helped determine the course of history. Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean highlights their varied and important roles over five centuries of time, providing geographical breadth and ethnic diversity to the Women's Roles through History series.
Women's roles are the focus of all six chapters, covering themes that include religion, family, law, politics, culture, and labor. Each section provides specific examples of real-life women throughout history, providing readers with an overview of Latin American women's history that pays special attention to continuity across regions and variances over time and geography.
Book News Annotation:
Latin America and the Caribbean possess a unique and varied history, one which is defined by struggles and triumphs. Sloan (history U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR) documents the influences and roles played by women in Latin American and Caribbean history. Organized into six chapters dealing with the themes of: religion, family, law, politics, culture, and labor spanning a time frame from the early colonial period to modern day--the book is intended for those engaged in women's studies and Latin American history. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book surveys Latin American and Caribbean women's contributions throughout history from conquest through the 20th century.
Latin American and Caribbean women played many key roles in the building of their nations and societiesnot just in cultural aspects related to family and culture, but also in work, religion, law, politics, and war. Unfortunately, their contributions are not often recognized.
• Synthesizes majors works and findings in Latin American women's history into a single volume
• Provides an excellent reference or classroom assignment for junior college and university courses
• Examines the roles of women today in Latin American society
• Includes a timeline of women's history in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean
• Provides a bibliography of suggested readings to promote further research
• Presents a lengthy general introduction on women's roles in Latin America and the Caribbean
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