University of Georgia
Holy Warriors: Gender, Catholicism, and Democracy in the Age of Revolution
Building on earlier work arguing for specifically Catholic origins of Mexican modernity, this project revisits the crucial fault line of nineteenth-century Latin American politics: the bitter struggle between Liberals and Conservatives, a struggle that often played out as a battle of the sexes. It argues that only when this conflict is viewed as a religious war do the gender divisions make sense, with women providing a critical mass of support for the Church headed by the Holy Father.
Conservative Women in Radical Places: Gender, Democracy, and Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
HDS 2204: Power, Piety and Politics in the Americas (Spring 2011)