Book Reviews Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. By m a r y s a n avarro and virginia sánchez korrol, with kecia ali. Restoring Women to History Series, ed. cheryl johnsonodim and margaret strobel. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1999. Pp. lxvii + 144. $29.95 (cloth); $11.95 (paper). Women in Latin America and the Caribbean by Marysa Navarro and Virginia Sánchez Korrol is a book for students and new scholars interested in the history of women in Latin America. Because the text is clearly written and avoids excesses of jargon and scholarly apparatus, it is remarkably successful in achieving its objectives, especially in its readability for students. Marysa Navarro is author of the text on women in the pre-Columbian and colonial eras while the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are examined by Virginia Sánchez Korrol. Both integrate material on women in the Caribbean into the larger body of material on women in Spanish and Portuguese America. Their writing styles and perspectives are so similar that the transition from one part to the other is almost seamless. While avoiding narrative detail, the authors write chronologically and incorporate just enough mainstream background to make the book fit well with
Journal of World History – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Mar 1, 2001
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