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Puerto Rican Women's History: New Perspectives : New Perspectives - Felix Matos-Rodriguez

Puerto Rican Women's History: New Perspectives

New Perspectives

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A survey of the topics in gender and history of Puerto Rican women. Organized chronologically and covering the 19th and 20th centuries, it deal with issues of slavery, emancipation, wage work, women and politics, women's suffrage, industrialization, migration, and Puerto Rican women in New York.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Women's History in Puerto Rican Historiography: The Last Thirty Yearsp. 9
Puerto Rican Women Workers in the Twentieth Century: A Historical Appraisal of the Literaturep. 38
"Quien trabajara?": Domestic Workers, Urban Slaves, and the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Ricop. 62
Virgins, Whores, and Martyrs: Prostitution in the Colony, 1898-1919p. 83
Gender and the Decomposition of the Cigar-Making Craft in Puerto Rico, 1899-1934p. 105
Halfhearted Solidarity: Women Workers and the Women's Suffrage Movement in Puerto Rico During the 1920sp. 126
Literacy, Class, and Sexuality in the Debate on Women's Suffrage in Puerto Rico During the 1920sp. 143
Rufa Concepcion Fernandez: The Role of Gender in the Migration Processp. 171
Gender, Work, and Institutional Change in the Early Stage of Industrialization: The Case of the Women's Bureau and the Home Needlework Industry in Puerto Rico, 1940-1952p. 181
Labor Migrants or Submissive Wives: Competing Narratives of Puerto Rican Women in the Post-World War II Erap. 206
Political Empowerment of Puerto Rican Women, 1952-1956p. 227
Indexp. 253
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 261
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ISBN: 9780765602466
ISBN-10: 0765602466
Series: Perspectives on Latin America and the Caribbean
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.38