Macacha Güemes

TitleMacacha Güemes
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCabrera, Ana María
Number of Pages224
PublisherEmecé Editores
CityBuenos Aires

This historical novel is based on the life of Macacha Güemes (1787-1866), who was an Argentine heroine. A sister of the general and fighter for Argentine Independence Martín Miguel de Güemes (1785-1821), she, alongside her sister Francisca Güemes, is recognized as a heroine of the Argentine War of Independence (1806-1817) for her participation in the Gaucho War. Macacha Güemes was known in her time as "the little mother of those unprotected" (“la madrecita de los desprotegidos”). However, she remained forgotten by historiography, like other women, until the Argentinian historical revisionism since the end of the 19th century.

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