Las Mujeres y la Guerra Civil Española

TitleLas Mujeres y la Guerra Civil Española
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsMinisterio de Trabajo e Inmigración, and Instituto de la Mujer
Number of Pages408
PublisherInstituto de la Mujer
CityMadrid, Spain

This edited volume presents new reserach on women before and during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Many Spanish women participated in activities launched by the Second Republic of Spain traditional tasks such as education, but there were also some who held political positions such as Margarita Nelken, elected deputy for Badajoz in 1931, 1933 and 1936, in addition to writing a literary and essay work of great value; or Victoria Kent, deputy in 1931 and 1936 and general director of prisons from 1934 to 1936, a period during which she was in charge of reforming the prison system with very innovative measures for the time. The work of Federica Montseny, Dolores Ibárruri, Clara Campoamor and Matilde Huid during the Civil War belongs to namong the better known. Later, during the war, the militia women did not hesitate to take up arms and in the post-war period they helped the maquis as well as the imprisoned and their families from underground. The struggle of women during the Spanish Civil War has not received historical recognition until very recently when forgotten texts have been recovered for too long. Parallel to the publication of novels in which they occupy the place of protagonists, testimonial texts have been appearing in which the years of the war and its consequences are addressed.

Translated TitleWomen and the Spanish Civil War
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