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The Secret History of Gender: Women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico

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In this study of gender relations in late colonial Mexico (ca. 1760-1821), Steve Stern analyzes the historical connections between gender, power, and politics in the lives of peasants, Indians, and other marginalized peoples. Through vignettes of everyday life, he challenges assumptions about gender relations and political culture in a patriarchal society. He also reflects ...more
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Published February 26th 1997 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Steve J. Stern is the Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of books including Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989-2006, Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973–1988, winner of the Bolton-Johnson Prize (the Conference on Latin American History), and Remembering Pinoc ...more
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