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Article 12

Heather Abdelnur
Augusta State University
 
 
Abstract
 
A revisionist look at historical writing from nineteenth century Guatemala with the strong suggestion that historians include non-traditional forms of historical data, such as travel writing, to illuminate the lives of underrepresented peoples in society. The author investigates Anglo-American travelers, comparing and contrasting the accounts of male and female adventurers and their specific mention of Mayan women in dress, manner, occupation, and as primary examples of the exotic “other” in Latin American context.