México, D.F: Bonilla Artigas, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 214, photos, wrps. new. Item #65111
After the War of Independence, Mexico was opened to foreigners, and narrations about the country as a new destination of exploration proliferated. Within this group of texts are the testimonies of women who visited Mexico during the 19th century. Their vision of the country is permeated by her own sense of otherness, that of being a female subject within the universe of travel stories, which was then male-dominated. "Exploratrices europeas" analyzes these female-authored texts, specifically examining pieces by Frances Calderón de la Barca, Paula Kolonitz, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Ethel Tweedie, Mary Elizabeth Blake, and Margaret F. Sullivan.