Thursday, September 9, 2010
For Glory and Bolívar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Sáenz by Pamela Murray
Remarkable was a good word choice to describe la Libertadora. Her relationships with powerful men (such as Bolívar) put her in a position to have a certain amount of influence in Latin America's "Age of Revolution." She might not have been a transvestite, but she certainly challenged gender roles and social conventions in her own way.