Females in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1910.

Author(s): Mariana Madera Soto

Year: 2018


This research concentrates on reconstructing the identity and roles of females living in the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in the early 20th century. Using data from the 1910’s Puerto Rico census as primary source, I intend to identify the jobs and professions reported for the arecibeñas (female from Arecibo) living in urban blocks close to the main city square. The documentation consulted also provides information on their age, marital status, and family role. The objective of this investigation is to contribute to the appreciation of the value of domestic activities, and at the same time to discourage, in some way, the perpetuation of traditional and stereotyped conceptualizations of the female role in present and past societies.

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Females in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1910.. Mariana Madera Soto. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441150)


Temporal Keywords
Early 20th Century

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 288