Mujeres del norte: un estudio basado en testamentos sobre la presencia femenina en Ures, Sonora
Author(s)Maria del Carmen Tonella Trelles
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AbstractApproaching sources from a different angle is the firt step in the initial stage of recovering women's contributions to History. From a sample of 96 testaments taken from the community of Ures District, in Sonora, from the 1862-1902 period, it was possible to underline some aspects of the various succession patterns used by testators and testatrixes, their relationships within and outside the family, their affection and indifference feelings, as well as to emphasize the economic role played by Ures women as single and married women, and widows. This aspects help understand why some women turned into a means of support for her husband or her family, and gave her daily life texture in order to demonstrate that women, as social players, are present and are part of a historical period.