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Women in the Crucible of Conquest: The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600

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The evidence of women in the Americas is conspicuously absent from most historical syntheses of the Spanish invasion and early colonisation of the New World. Karen Powers's ethnohistoric account is the first to focus on non-military incidents during this transformative period. As she shows, native women's lives were changed dramatically. This book uncovers the activities a ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by University of New Mexico Press (first published April 15th 2005)
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