Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 May 2001

308 Pages | 8 figures, & 2 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195145946

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Refusing the Favor

The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880

Deena J. Gonzalez

This book uncovers the key role women played in the U.S. takeover of Mexico's northern territory. By focusing on the crucial yet "invisible" population of 19th-century Spanish-Mexican women living in Santa Fe--until the California Gold Rush, the largest town west of the Mississippi--Refusing the Favor situates gender issues squarely within the debates on conquest and colonization.