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South American Independence: Gender, Politics, Text

Catherine Davies, Claire Brewster, and Hilary Owen


The struggles for independence in Latin America during the first half of the nineteenth century were accompanied by a wide-ranging debate about political rights, nationality, and citizenship. This book investigates the neglected role of gender in that discussion. Examining women writers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia, it traces the contradictions inherent in revolutionary movements that, while arguing for the rights of all, remained ambivalent, at best, about the place of women. Through studies of both published and unpublished writings, the book reveals the complex role of ... More

Keywords: independence, Latin America, nineteenth century, political rights, nationality, citizenship, gender, women writers, Brazil, Argentina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310270
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314117


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Davies, author

Claire Brewster, author

Hilary Owen, author