#268 – Las Brigadas Femeninas

Las Brigadas Femeninas de Santa Juana de Arco were instrumental in the successes of the Cristeros in their war against the government of Mexico. These women faced arrest, imprisonment, and even the opposition from some within the Catholic Church as they struggled for religious freedom.

Links:
Article on the Cristeros
Wikipedia has a brief article on Las Brigadas in English

Sources:
Miller, Sr. Barbara. “The Role of Women in the Mexican Cristero Rebellion: Las SeƱoras y Las Religiosas”. The Americas. 40, no. 3. 303-323.
Miller, Sr. Barbara. “Women and Revolution: The Brigadas Femeninas and the Mexican Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929.” In Women and Politics in Twentieth Century Latin America. Williamsburg: College of William and Mary, 1981. 57-66.
Salas, Elizabeth. Soldaderas in the Mexican Military: Myth and History. University of Texas, 1990.

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