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Author Poska, Allyson M., author

Title Gendered crossings : women and migration in the Spanish Empire / Allyson M. Poska
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Diálogos series
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Summary Between 1778 and 1784 the Spanish Crown transported more than 1,900 peasants, including 875 women and girls, from northern Spain to South America in an ill-fated scheme to colonize Patagonia. The story begins as the colonists trudge across northern 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 Buenos 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Latin America.
Women immigrants -- Latin America -- Economic conditions.
Women immigrants -- Latin America -- Social conditions.
Europe, Southern -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826356443 (electronic bk.)
9780826356444 (electronic bk.)