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Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America
by Ann Twinam
Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, illegitimate offspring of elite families in colonial Spanish America appealed to the Council and Cámara of the Indies in Spain to purchase gracias al sacar legitimations. Their applications provided intimate testimony concerning their own lives, accounts of their parents' sexual relationships, and details regarding ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Stanford University Press
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Historian. Her research area is Latin American colonial history of the eighteenth century, especially the issues of society and family, women and gender, sexuality and illegitimacy.More about Ann Twinam...