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Author Genova, Thomas, 1982- author.

Title Imperial educación : race and republican motherhood in the nineteenth-century Americas / Thomas Genova.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2021.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 326 pages).
Series New world studies
New World studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Republican motherhood and citizen educación -- Mothers, Moors, Mohicans, and mulattas in Mansilla's Miranda -- Una maestra Norteamericana in the "South" -- Foundational frustrations in Cirilo Villaverde, Mary Mann, and Martín Morúa Delgado -- "La dignidad de la mujer Cubana" : racialized gender allegory and the intervención Americana.
Summary "In the long nineteenth century, Argentine and Cuban reformers invited white women from the United States to train teachers as replacements for their countries' supposedly unfit mothers. Imperial Educación examines representations of mixed-race Afro-descended mothers in literary and educational texts from the Americas during an era in which governing elites were invested in reproducing European cultural values in their countries' citizens. Thomas Genova analyzes the racialized figure of the republican mother in nineteenth-century literary texts in North and South America and the Caribbean, highlighting the ways in which these works question the capacity of Afro-descended women to raise good republican citizens for the newly formed New World nation-states. Considering the work of canonical and noncanonical authors alike, Genova asks how the allegory of the national family-omnipresent in the nationalist discourses of the Americas-reconciles itself to the race hierarchies upon which New World slave and postslavery societies are built. This innovative study is the first book to consider the hemispheric relations between race, republican motherhood, and public education by triangulating the nation-building processes of Cuba and Argentina through U.S. empire"-- ProQuest Ebook Central resource page, viewed February 8, 2022.
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Subject Motherhood -- America -- History -- 19th century.
Racially mixed people -- America -- History -- 19th century.
Education -- America -- History -- 19th century.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
Electronic books.
Racially mixed people.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Genova, Thomas, 1982- Imperial educación. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2021 9780813946238 (DLC) 2021001158 (OCoLC)1240265451
ISBN 0813946255 electronic book
9780813946252 electronic book
9780813946238 hardcover
9780813946245 paperback