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- DescriptionBetween 1778 and 1784 the Spanish Crown transported more than 1,900 peasants, including 875 women and girls, from rthern Spain to South America in an ill-fated scheme to colonize Patagonia. The story begins as the colonists trudge across rthern Spain to volunteer for the project and follows them across the Atlantic to Montevideo. However, before the last ships reached the Americas, harsh weather, disease, and the prospect of mutiny on the Patagonian coast forced the Crown to abandon the project. Eventually, the peasant colonists were resettled in towns outside of Bues Aires and Montevideo, where they raised families, bought slaves, and gradually integrated into colonial society. Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants' gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.
- Author BiographyAllyson M. Poska is a professor of history at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA and the author of four books, including Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia, which won the 2006 Roland H. Bainton Prize for best book in early modern history.
- Author(s)Professor Allyson M. Poska
- PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleDialogos Series
- Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, NM
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Content Note19 halftones, 5 maps, 3 tables
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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