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Women in the 1910 Mexican Revolution
This paper discusses the roles of women in the 1910 Mexican Revolution: Soldaderas, history, lifestyle, relationship with male soldiers, types, motivation, persecution of and leadership.
# 21680 | 1,575 words | 11 sources | 1994 | US


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"Women soldiers (soldaderas) played an important role during the Mexican Revolution which began in 1910. It has been noted that "practically every soldier" in that war was "accompanied by his soldadera". These women were found in the rebel bands of Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and Venustiano Carranza, as well as in the troops of the regular Mexican army (federales). For the most part, the soldaderas held traditional feminine roles during the Revolution. As such, their main functions were "to cook and care for the men".The soldaderas also served an important purpose by raising the morale of the male troops. In the words of the American journalist John Reed, "the soldadera served as more than a modern commissary, she provided the comfort and companionship that kept the soldier on the move for so many ... "

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