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Feminism in Cuba, 1898-1958

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The collection contains texts, personal letters, journal essays, radio broadcasts, and memoirs from women’s congresses from Cuban independende to the end of the Batista regine. The works, mostly in Spanish, include "works by feminists about feminists and their causes, works by men on the status of women, and literary works by feminist writers that illustrate or discuss the condition of women."Among the journals in the collection are items from Aspiraciones, a feminist journal published by the Partido Feminista Aspiraciones, La Mujer Moderno, the journal for the Club Femenino de Cuba, and La Mujer, the journal of the Partido Demócrata Sufragista.
There are also assessments by politicians, jurists, and legislators about the condition of women in the cities and countryside and excerpts from novels, essays and poetry written by women about women. "Also included are literary anthologies of Cuban women writers in general as well as literary analysis of these women’s works."

Source Library: Personal collection Dr. K. Lynn Stoner

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Political Science
  • History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Feminism -- Cuba -- History -- Sources.
Women's rights -- Cuba -- History -- Sources.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- History -- Sources.