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Author Shumway, Jeffrey M., 1968-

Title The case of the ugly suitor & other histories of love, gender, & nation in Buenos Aires, 1776-1870 / Jeffrey M. Shumway
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 200 pages) : illustrations
Series Engendering Latin America
Engendering Latin America.
Contents Buenos Aires : settings in time and place -- Lineage, morality, and industry : contours of family and society -- "Accept us as free men" : ruptures in society and family -- "If you love me" : paternal reason versus youthful romance -- "The purity of my blood" : attitudes toward interracial marriage -- Crude and outdated ideas : attitudes toward women
Summary "In 1840 Gumerscindo Arroyo hoped to marry Francisca Canicoba, but her father forbade it. Consequently, Francisca took her father to court for permission to marry, where he objected on the grounds that Arroyo was simply too ugly."
"In the courtrooms of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires, children battled parents in order to fulfill their romantic desires and marry the mate of their choice. Parents and guardians also struggled for custody of young children: some did this out of love, while others were greedy for child labor. In courtrooms and elsewhere, women challenged their traditional status as social and intellectual inferiors. Though all these struggles existed in earlier times, the nineteenth century injected a new dynamic into such conflicts: Argentina's revolution against Spain and the subsequent attempts by political and intellectual leaders to craft a new nation out of the vestiges of Spanish colonialism."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Courts -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History -- Anecdotes.
Domestic relations -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History -- Anecdotes.
Families -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History -- Anecdotes.
Law -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803204981 (electronic bk.)
9780803204980 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Case of the ugly suitor and other histories of love, gender, and nation in Buenos Aires, 1776-1870