CHAPTER I: Origins of the Feminist Struggle in Puerto Rico

Valle-Ferrer, Norma
January 2006
Luisa Capetillo, Pioneer Puerto Rican Feminist;2006, p9
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Luisa Capetillo: Pioneer Puerto Rican Feminist" is presented. It focuses on the origins of the feminist struggle in Puerto Rico. It discusses the status of the education of Puerto Rican women prior to the 19th century. It notes that schools for females were at a disadvantage compared with the schools for males. The country is said to experience active moments in the struggle for workers' rights and women's rights in the late 19th century, the period when feminist Luisa Capetillo was born.


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