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Author Interview: Spanish Colonial Women In The Borderlands


For women living on the frontier of New Spain around 1800 – life was tough. But, these Spanish Colonial women were afforded more rights than you might think. To learn more about what can be known about these women’s lives, faith, and economic power through their wills, Texas Public Radio's Virginia Alvino spoke to Amy Porter. She’s an associate professor of history at Texas A&M San Antonio, and author of the book Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands 1750-1846