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Women in the Crucible of 'Conquest': The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600 (Paperback)
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Women in the Crucible of 'Conquest': The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600 (Paperback)

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Paperback 230 Pages / Published: 30/04/2005
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The evidence of women in the Americas is conspicuously absent from most historical syntheses of the Spanish invasion and early colonisation of the New World. Karen Powers's ethnohistoric account is the first to focus on non-military incidents during this transformative period. As she shows, native women's lives were changed dramatically. This book uncovers the activities and experiences of women, shows how the intersection of gender, race, and class shaped their lives, and reveals the sometimes hidden ways they were integrated into social institutions. Powers' premise is that women were demoted in status across race and class and that some women resisted this trend. She describes the ways women made spaces for themselves in colonial society, in the economy, and in convents as well as other religious arenas, such as witchcraft. She shows how violence and intimidation were used to control women and writes about the place of sexual relations, especially miscegenation, in the forging of colonial social and economic structures.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826335197
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 15 mm


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""Women in the Crucible of Conquest" is a well-researched and very readable account of gender and class in the Spanish Colonial world."
." . . highly readable and accessible. . . "Women in the Crucible of Conquest" provides a valuable sythesis of the literature on sixteenth-century Spanish America and is sure to be a welcome addition to introductory and survey courses on colonial Latin America and women in Latin America."

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