Latina Women/Colonial Period Bibliography

Query From Judith Dykes-Hoffmann 27 Jan 1997 I am teaching my first course on Women's history. My format is based from a multi-cultural view. I have plenty of sources for women of European, African and Native American background, but I find that I am lacking material on Latina women during the colonial period (1600s-1800s). Any help in this area would be appreciated. I would especially appreciate tips on articles since these would be easiest to use in a classroom setting.


Anzaldua, Gloria, Ed. _Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color_ (San Francisco, Aunt Lute Press, 1990)

Arenal, Electa and Stacey Schlau, eds. _Untold Sisters: Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Voices_ (Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 1989)

Arrom, Silvia Marina "Marriage Patterns in Mexico City, 1811" _Journal of Family History 3_(Winter, 1978): 378-391. See also: _The Women of Mexico City, 1790-1857_(1985)

Boyer, Richard _Lives of the Bigamists: Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico_(U of New Mexico Press, 1995).

Burkett, Elinor "Indian Women and White Society: The Case of 16th Century Peru", _Latin American Women: Historical Perspective_(1978). See also: "In Dubious Sisterhood: Class and Sex in Spanish South America", _Latin Perspectives 4 (1-2) (1977)

Carreno, Antonio "Of 'Orders' and 'Disorders': Analogy in the Baroque Lyric (from Gongora to Sor Juana)." in Cevallos-Candua, et al., _Coded Encounters..._(U of MA Press, 1994).

Castillo-Speed, Lillian, Ed. _Chicana Studies Index: Twenty Years of Gender Research, 1971-1991_ (Berkeley, Chicano Studies Library Publication, UC, 1992)

Cevallos-Candau, Francisco Javier, et al, Eds. _Coded Encounters: writing, Gender, and Ethnicity in Colonial Latin America (U of Massachusetts Press, 1994).

Clendinnen, Inge "Yucatec Maya women and the Spanish Conquest: Role and Ritual in Historical Reconstruction" _Journal of Social History_(Spring, 1982)

Couturier, Edith "Women and the Family in 18th Century Mexico" _Journal of Family History 10_ (Fall,1985):294-304

Cummins, Light Townsend "Church Courts, Marriage Breakdown, and Separation in Spanish Louisiana, West Florida and Texas, 1763-1836", _Journal of Texas Catholic History and Culture_ 4, (1993): 97-114.

Cypress, Susan Messinger _La Malinche in Mexican Literature_(1991)

de la Torre, Adela & Beatriz M. Pesquera _Building With Our Hands: New Directions in Chicana Studies_(Berkeley, UC Press, 1993)

del Castillo, Adelaida R., Ed. _Between Borders: Essays on Mexicana/Chicana History_(Encinco, CA; Floricanto, 1990)

etienne, M. & E. Leacock _Women and Colonisation_ (NY, Praeger, 1980)

Flushe, Delta and Eugene Korth _Forgotten Females: women of African and Indian Descent in Colonial Chile, 1535-1800_(1982)

Franco, Jean _Plotting Women: Gender and Representation in Mexico_(NY, Columbia Press, 1989)

Gutierrez, Ramon _When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1948_

Gutierrez, Ramon "Honor, Ideology, Marriage Negotiation and Class-Gender Domination in New Mexico, 1690-1846", _Latin American Perspectives_(Winter, 1985)

Hellbom, Anna-Britta "The Life and Role of Women in the Aztec Culture", _UNESCO 8, No. 3

James, Ronald "Women of the Comstock", _Nevada Historical Society Quarterly_, (Fall 1993).

Lavrin, Ascuncion, Ed. _Latin American Women:Historical Perspectives_(Westport, CT; Greenwood Press, 1978, contains essays) See also: Lavrin, ed. _Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America_. See also: "Lo femenino: Women in Colonial Historical Sources", _Coded Encounters..._Cevallos-Candua, et al. (U of MA Press, 1994).

Lavrin, Ascuncion and Edith Couturier "Dowries and Wills..." _Hispanic American Historical Review_(Feb.1971):79-91

Martin, Luis _Daughters of the Conquistadores: Women of the Viceroyalty..._(New Mexico, 1983; ISBN 0-8263-0708-6)

Merrim, Stephanie "Catalina de Erauso: From Anomaly to Icon" in Cevallos-Candau, et al _Coded Encounters..._, (U of MA Press, 1994)

Morrissey, Marietta "Women's Work, Family Formation and Reproduction among Caribbean Slaves", _Caribbean Slave Society and Economy by H. Beckles (1991)

Nash, June "Aztec Women: The Transition from Status to Class in Empire and Colony" contained in _Women and Colonization_, Mona Etienne and Eleanor Leacock, Eds; (NY, 1980)

Paz, Octavio _Sor Juana_(available in translation; Cambridge, 1988)

Piho, Virce "Life and Labour of the Woman Textile worker in Mexico City", _Women in Cross-Culturality_(1975)

Sanchez, Rosaura _Telling Identities_

Sanchez, Rosaura & Beatrice Pita, Eds. _The Squatter and the Don_ and _Who Would Have Thought It?_, both by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton

Schlissel, Lillian & Vicki Ruiz & Janice Monk, Eds. _Western Women: Their Land, Their Lives (Albuquerque; U of New Mexico Press, 1988)

Scott, Nina M. "'La gran turba de las que merecieron nombres'": Sor Juana's Foremothers in 'La Respuesta a Sor Filotea'" in Cevallos-Candua, et al. _Coded Encounters..._(U of MA Press, 1994)

Seed, Patricia _To Love, Honor and Obey in Colonial Mexico_(Stanford, 1988) See also: "The Church and the Patriarchal Family: Marriage Conflicts in 16th and 17th Century New Spain", _Journal of Family History_ 10 (3) (1985).

Silverblatt, Irene _Moon, Sun and Witches_; see also: "Andean Women in the Inca Empire",_Feminist Studies_, Vol. 14, No. 1(1978); and "The Universe has Turned Inside Out: There is no Justice for us Here"; _Women and Colonialism_(1980)

Socolow, Susan "Women and Crime: Buenos Aires 1757-1797", _JLAS_12 (1980). See also: "marriage, Birth and Inheritance: The Merchants of 18th Century Buenos Aires"; _Hispanic America Historical Review_ 60 (3) (1980).

Stern, Steve _The Secret History of Gender: women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico_

Sweet, David & Gary Nash _Struggle and Survival in Colonial America_

Tutino, John "Power, Class, Family..." _The Americas 39_ (Jan.1983):359-381

Winegarten, Ruth, Ed. _Texas Women's History Project(bibliography)_(Texas Foundation for Women's Resources, 1980).

Wolf, Eric "The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol." _Journal of Family History 10 (3) (1985)

Yeager, Gertrude, Ed. _Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition: women in Latin American History_

Other Sources:

Contact Prof. Luis Torres, Metropolitan Univ, Denver, Colorado...has a collection of toasts for Cinco de Mayo, composed by a group of women in Los Angeles, ca.1860s.

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