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Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence

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Studies of the Spanish conquest in the Americas traditionally have explained European-Indian encounters in terms of such factors as geography, timing, and the charisma of individual conquistadores. Yet by reconsidering this history from the perspective of gender roles and relations, we see that gender ideology was a key ingredient in the glue that held the conquest togethe ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by University of Arizona Press (first published January 1st 1901)
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