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Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Katherine M. Marino


This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women’s rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domíngez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; fr ... More

Keywords: feminism, Pan-Americanism, Pan-American feminism, human rights, Latin America, anti-imperialism, transnationalism, United Nations Charter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469649696
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine M. Marino, author
University of California, Los Angeles