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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the social history of Latin America.


Six Superlative Sources

· Oscar Lewis, The Children of Sanchez, Autobiography of a Mexican Family (Vintage Books, 1963).

· Larissa Adler-Lomnitz, Marisol Perez-Lizaur, A Mexican Elite Family, 1820-1980 (Princeton University Press, 1987).

· Jose C. Moya, Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930 (University of California Press, 1998).

· Asunción Lavrin (ed.), Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America (University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

· Patricia Seed, To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821 (Stanford University Press, 1988).

· Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Other Excellent Sources

· Daphnae Patai, Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories (Rutgers University Press, 1993).

· Leo Spitzer, Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism (Hill and Wang, 1998).

· Pilar Gonzalbo (ed.), Historia de la Familia (Instituto de Investigaciones, Dr. José María Luis Mora, 1993).

· Ramón A. Gutiérrez, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1580-1846 (Stanford University Press, 1991).

· Josiah M. Heyman, Life and Labor on the Border: Working People of Northeastern Sonora, Mexico, 1886-1986 (University of Arizona Press, 1991).

· Alida C. Metcalf, Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaiba, 1580-1822 (University of California Press, 1992).

· Judith Adler Hellman, Mexican Lives (The New Press, 1994).

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