Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-585-27934-3 • eBook • August 1998 • $42.50 • (£33.00)
June E. Hahner is professor of history at the State University of New York at Albany.
Chapter 1 Life among the Elite in Chile and Brazil
Chapter 2 Peregrinations of a Self-Proclaimed Pariah
Chapter 3 Women's Lives in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Mexico
Chapter 4 A Swedish Novelist in the New World
Chapter 5 A Parisian in a Slavocrat Society
Chapter 6 A Naturalist's Wife and Educator in Brazil
Chapter 7 A German Schoolteacher in Brazil
Chapter 8 Keeping House in Northern Mexico
Chapter 9 A Wellesley Graduate's Travels in Guatemala
Chapter 10 A Naval Captain's Wife on Tour
Women through Women's Eyes is a fascinating, revealing and instructive document which captures the role of women in Latin-American society. . . .....
June Hahner's excellent volume provides attractive texts for classroom analysis and learning experiences. Women through Women's Eyes will be of interest to all historians who use travel accounts in teaching and writing about women's history in Latin America....
— Mary Karasch
This is a wonderful book! Hahner presents lively readings that reflect the experiences of women travelers, their views of Latin America, and the lives of Latin American women themselves. The choice of travelers includes women who were themselves from various national and social backgrounds, and who visited or lived in Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Brazil, or Chile. In addition to giving us a fascinating picture of the lives of women of all social classes and racial groups, we are treated to everyday life ranging from housekeeping to church-going to marriage customs to slave dances. This book is a must-read for any class on the history of Latin American women. It will whet appetites to read and re-read both the classic travelers and some newfound nineteenth-century voyagers..
— Susan M. Socolow, Emory University
Habner provides a rare look at the daily life of a wide range of nineteenth-century Latin American women.....