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Magical Sites: Women Travelers in 19th Century Latin America Paperback – Mar 1 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: White Pine Press (March 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1877727946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1877727948
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
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This intriguing group of travel journals reveals the voices of women who traveled in Latin America during the nineteenth century. From French nuns who left their homelands to establish convents in Latin America to well-bred English women who accompanied their husbands on business travels, these women discovered a world beyond anything they had known or expected and recorded it in their journals. Their male counterparts may have discovered the land, but these women discovered its heart and soul.

About the Author

Marjorie Agosin is a poet, writer and human rights activist. She is also a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College and editor of our Secret Weavers Series.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa46b3a20) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0xa46b3360) out of 5 stars great book! must read!! April 29 1999
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Prof. Agosin is a well known writer on Latin America. This book poetically describes the transformative experience of travelling through the eyes of a varied group of women.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4ac6948) out of 5 stars Excellent, beautifully-written book July 4 1999
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Agosin and Levison weave inspirational stories about intrepid women travelers - very well-written, insightful, and lovely.


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