Prostitutes and guardian angels: Women, work, and the family in Profirian Mexico

TitleProstitutes and guardian angels: Women, work, and the family in Profirian Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsFrench, WE
JournalThe Hispanic American Historical Review
Volume72
Pagination529
ISBN Number0018-2168
KeywordsHistory, Morality, Social classes, Social conditions &amp, Social research, trends, Women
Abstract

The role of women in Mexico's social structure during the regime of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1911) is discussed. Because of their position, women became powerful tools for moral and economic reforms.