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Author Gerassi-Navarro, Nina,
Title Women, travel, and science in nineteenth-century Americas : the politics of observation / Nina Gerassi-Navarro.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

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Author Gerassi-Navarro, Nina,
Series Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Subject Calderón de la Barca, Madame (Frances Erskine Inglis), 1804?-1882. Life in Mexico.
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Journey in Brazil.
Travelers' writings -- Women authors.
Latin America -- Description and travel.
Description 1 online resource.
Summary This book offers a new and insightful look at the interconnections between the United States, Brazil and Mexico during the nineteenth century. Gerassi-Navarro brings together U.S. and Latin American Studies with her analysis of the travel narratives of Frances Calderon de la Barca and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz. Inspired by the writings of Alexander von Humboldt these women, in their travels, expand his views on the tropics to include a social dimension to their observations on nature, culture, race, and progress in Brazil and Mexico. Highlighting the role of women as a new kind of observer as well as the complexity of connections between the United States and Latin America, Gerassi-Navarro interweaves science, politics, and aesthetics in new transnational frameworks.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319615066 (electronic bk.)
3319615068 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1012731115
Additional Format Print version: Gerassi-Navarro, Nina. Women, travel, and science in nineteenth-century Americas. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 : 331961505X 9783319615059 (OCoLC)988292470

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