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Author Macpherson, Anne S.

Title From colony to nation : women activists and the gendering of politics in Belize, 1912-1982 / Anne S. Macpherson
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 385 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Engendering Latin America
Engendering Latin America (Unnumbered)
Contents Introduction: "Never a coward woman" -- The making of a riot: women, wages, and war on the home front, 1912-1919 -- A fragile peace: colonial reform, Garveyism, and the Black Cross nurses, 1920-1930 -- Hurricane from below: popular protest, the Labourers and Unemployed Association, and the Women's League, 1931-1941 -- Modernizing colonialism: development, discipline, and domestication, 1935-1954 -- A new paterfamilias: the creation and control of popular nationalism, 1949-1961 -- Negotiating nationalist patriarchy: party politics, radical masculinity, and the birth of Belizean feminism, 1961-1982 -- Conclusion: gender and history in the making of modern Belize
Summary The first book on women's political history in Belize, From Colony to Nation demonstrates that women were creators of and activists within the two principal political currents of twentieth-century Belize: colonial-middle class reform and popular labor-nationalism. As such, their alliances and struggles with colonial administrators, male reformers, and nationalists and with one another were central to the emergence of this improbable nation-state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-367) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women in the labor movement -- Belize -- History.
Women political activists -- Belize -- History.
Women social reformers -- Belize -- History.
Belize -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803206267 (electronic bk.)
9780803206267 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)