Married to A Daughter of the Land

Married to A Daughter of the Land

Spanish-Mexican Women and Interethnic Marriage in California, 1820-1880

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "Until recently, most studies of the colonial period of the American West have focused on the activities and agency of men. Now, historian Maria Raquel Casas examines the role of Spanish-Mexican women in the development of California. She finds that, far from being pawns in a male-dominated society, Californianas of all classes were often active and determined creators of their own destinies, finding ways to choose their mates, to leave unsatisfactory marriages, and to maintain themselves economically."
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780874176971
0874176972
Characteristics: xiii, 261 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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