Latin-American Women in the Colonial Period
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The paper argues that studying Latin-American literature is one of the best ways to understand the social and cultural times of colonial Latin America. The paper discusses how throughout history, women have written about their identity within the family, the struggle of feeding their family during economic hardships and their second class citizenry and historians have learned about food and folklore, race and culture and independence and captivity through the writings of women during the colonial period in Latin America. The paper shows how the feminine perspective of life in colonial Latin America is unique and tells a different tale than has been told in male writings of the same period.
From the Paper:"Latin America is twice the size of Europe and has a very rich culture and way of expressing its history through literature. The literature of Latin America has as its base 20 sovereign countries. Each country has had its own struggle for independence and recognition that lead Latin America eventually to the end of colonialism. Studying Latin American literature is one of the best ways to understand the social and cultural times of colonial Latin America. Latin American women writers expressed colonial times in memoirs, letters and essays. Their insight into the daily life is unique in perspective. Throughout..."
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