MINEIRAS HOUSEWIVES OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD
DONAS MINEIRAS DO PERÍODO COLONIAL
Minas Gerais housewifes history in the Brazilian Colonial period. The author researches activities, family relationships and illnesses among other aspects of the women’s lives. To understand the living of these Brazilian women in the Colonial period, the research was based on documents from the Ultramarine Historical Archive of Lisbon, National Archive of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais State Archives. The book, segmented in 19 chapters, contemplates a great number of cases: from widows pleading their rights, abductions of maidens, divorces and infirmities. The density of the book is compensated by a fluid reading, heavily underlined in official documents of the Crown, taking readers closer to this documentary richness.