Introduction [Excerpt from: America and Her Women]

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, Emilia Serrano, baronesa de, 1843-1922
dc.coverage.spatial Latin America (general region)
New York (inhabited place)
Washington, D.C. (inhabited place)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T00:03:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-05T00:03:06Z
dc.date.issued 1890
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36251
dc.description 466 p., illustrated, 30 cm.
dc.description.abstract Emilia Serrano, the Baroness of Wilson (1834?-1922) was a Spanish writer who produced historical and sociological works, as well as novels, literary translations, and guides to conduct for young women. The book this excerpt was taken from is considered her most ambitious work. In it she displays an encyclopedic range of interests, including history, ethnology, climatology, and botany, and it clearly reflects her three overriding passions: literature, traveling, and a fascination with the Americas. In this Introduction, she provides autobiographical information about her personal life, how she became fascinated with the Americas, and her controversial decision to travel to the Americas alone.
dc.format Translations
dc.format.medium Books
dc.format.medium Travel literature
dc.format.medium Memoirs
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Fondo Antiguo Biblioteca Ernesto de la Torre Villar
dc.relation.isversionof Original document is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1911/21863
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution 2.5 License
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
dc.subject.lcsh Wilson, Emilia Serrano, baronesa de, 1843-1922
Women--Latin America
Women--United States
Women--Latin America--History
Women--United States--History
Latin America--History
United States--Biography
Women--Biography
Latin America--Description and travel
United States--Description and travel
Sex role--Latin America
Stereotypes (Social psychology)--Europe
Railroads--Latin America
Railroad travel--Latin America
Railroad travel--United States
Steamboats--Latin America
Women--Brazil
Brazil--History--19th century
Brazil--Social life and customs--19th century
Brazil--Population density
Brazil--Natural resources
Brazil--Agricultural resources
Brazil--Discovery and exploration--Portuguese
Brazil--Description and travel
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)--Description and travel
Haciendas--Brazil
Brazil--History--16th century
Brazil--History--17th century
Brazil--History--18th century
Slavery--Brazil--History--19th century
Brazil--Civilization--African influences
Brazil--Race relations--Blacks--Brazil--Social conditions--19th century
Monarchy--Brazil--History--19th century
Women--Uruguay
Uruguay--History--19th century
Uruguay--Social life and customs--19th century
Uruguay--Population density
Uruguay--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Uruguay--Description and travel
Montevideo (Uruguay)--Description and travel
Uruguayan poetry--19th century
Uruguay--Politics and government--1830-1875
Rio de la Plata (Argentina and Uruguay)--Description and travel
Women--Argentina
Argentina--History--19th century
Argentina--Social life and customs--19th century
Argentina--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Argentina--Description and travel
Buenos Aires (Argentina)--Description and travel
Pampas (Argentina)
Gauchos--Argentina
Parana (Argentina)
Miranda, Lucia, d. ca. 1530
Hurtado de Mendoza, Sebastian
Gorriti, Juana Manuela, 1816-1892
Women--Paraguay
Paraguay--History--19th century
Paraguay--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Paraguay--Description and travel
Asuncion (Paraguay)--Description and travel
Paraguay River--Description and travel
Paraguayan War, 1865-1870
Women--Chile
Chile--History--19th century
Chile--Social life and customs--19th century
Chile--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Chile--Description and travel
Santiago (Chile)--Description and travel
Punto Arenas (Chile)
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Valparaiso (Chile)
Chilean literature--19th century
War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
Grau, Miguel, 1834-1879
Prat Chacon, Arturo, 1848-1879
Andes
Mapuche Indians
Marin de Solar, Mercedes, 1804-1866
Del Carmen, Maria
Women--Peru
Peru--History--19th century
Peru--Social life and customs--19th century
Peru--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Peru--Description and travel
Lima (Peru)--Description and travel
Callao Bay (Peru)
Incas
Quena
Antiquities--Peru
Arequipa (Peru)
Humans--Effect of altitude on--Peru
Puno (Peru)
Earthquakes--Peru
Lake Titicaca (Peru and Bolivia)
Cabello de Carbonera, Mercedes, 1845-1909
Rose, of Lima, Saint Isabel Florez
Larriva de Llona, Lastenia
Women--Bolivia
Bolivia--History--19th century
Bolivia--Social life and customs--19th century
Bolivia--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Bolivia--Description and travel
La Paz (Bolivia)--Description and travel
Bolivian poetry--19th century
Women--Ecuador
Ecuador--History--19th century
Ecuador--Social life and customs--19th century
Ecuador--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Ecuador--Description and travel
Quito (Ecuador)--Description and travel
Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Ecuadorian literature--19th century
Women--Colombia
Colombia--History--19th century
Colombia--Social life and customs--19th century
Colombia--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Colombia--Description and travel
Bogota (Colombia)--Description and travel
Magdalena (Colombia : Dept.)
Colombian poetry--19th century
Colombia--Intellectual life--19th century
Tequendama (Colombia : Province)
Acosta de Samper, Soledad, 1833-1913
Women--Venezuela
Venezuela--History--19th century
Venezuela--Social life and customs--19th century
Venezuela--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Venezuela--Description and travel
Caracas (Venezuela)--Description and travel
Bolivar, Simon, 1783-1830--Homes and haunts
Venezuelan literature--19th century
Crespo, Jacinta
Women--Central America
Central America--History--19th century
Mora, Adela
Panama--Description and travel
Guatemala--History--19th century
Guatemala--Politics and government--19th century
Guatemala--Natural resources
Guatemala--Population density
Guatemala--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Guatemala--Description and travel
El Salvador--History--19th century
El Salvador--Natural resources
El Salvador--Population density
El Salvador--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
El Salvador--Description and travel
San Salvador (El Salvador)--Description and travel
Honduras--History--19th century
Honduras--Natural resources
Honduras--Population density
Honduras--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Honduras--Description and travel
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)--Description and travel
Nicaragua--History--19th century
Nicaragua--Natural resources
Nicaragua--Population density
Nicaragua--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Nicaragua--Description and travel
Managua (Nicaragua)--Description and travel
Costa Rica--History--19th century
Costa Rica--Natural resources
Costa Rica--Population density
Costa Rica--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Costa Rica--Description and travel
San Jose (Costa Rica)--Description and travel
Barrios, Rufino
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Antiquities--Central America
Canas, Juan J. (Juan Jose), 1826-1918
Central American poetry--19th century
Indians of Central America--History
Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala)
Women--Mexico
Mexico--History--16th century
Mexico--History--17th century
Mexico--History--18th century
Mexico--History--19th century
Mexico--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Mexico--Description and travel
Mexico City (Mexico)--Description and travel
Mexico--Social life and customs--19th century
Mexico City (Mexico)--Social life and customs--19th century
Mexican literature--19th century
Cypress pines--Mexico--Mexico City
Aztecs--History
Juana Ines de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695
Hornero Rubio de Diaz, Carmen
Ortiz de Dominguez, Maria Josefa, 1768-1829
Peralta, Angel, 1845-1883
Chicago (Ill.)--Description and travel
Great Lakes (North America)--Description and travel
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)--Description and travel
New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Description and travel
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York, N.Y.)
Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--Description and travel
Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Women--United States
Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
Hispaniola--Description and travel
Dominican Republic--Description and travel
Haiti--Description and travel
Antilles, Greater
Women--Cuba
Cuba--History--19th century
Cuba--Description and travel
Havana (Cuba)--Description and travel
Colon (Matanzas, Cuba)--Description and travel
Puerto Rico
dc.title Introduction [Excerpt from: America and Her Women]
dc.type Text
dc.digitization.specifications Page images were scanned with the Minolta PS7000 at 600dpi and saved as 1bit TIF format
dc.date.digital 2008
dc.contributor.translator Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena
dc.format.xmlschema tei-americas-p5
dc.date.original [1890]
dc.subject.local Gender
Indigenity
Migration
Race relations
dc.source.collection Instituto de Investigaciones Jose Maria Luis Mora
dc.identifier.digital m004introtr
dc.contributor.publisher Fidel Giro
dc.pubplace Barcelona (Espana)
dc.description.translation This document is an English translation of the Introduction from "América y sus mujeres." Translated by Lorena Gauthereau-Bryson. The language of the original document is Spanish.
dc.identifier.citation Wilson, Emilia Serrano, baronesa de. Introduction [Excerpt from: America and Her Women]. Translated by Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena. Books, Travel literature and Memoirs. Barcelona (Espana): Fidel Giro, 1890. From Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36251.

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