Anyone who knows the field of the history of Germans in Chile will immediately associate the title of this book with Jean-Pierre Blancpain’s classic study Allemands au Chili (1974). But reading twice they would note the difference that the single letter e makes. And, indeed, it makes all the difference, because some 36 years after Blancpain’s comprehensive work, Pauline Bilot asks new questions on a topic that deserves attention. Here women are the focus, and after having read this beautifully illustrated book, originally a master’s thesis, this reviewer is sure that its title is deserved.

Based on a broad variety of sources, the book is organized according to topics starting with a historiographical overview. This is a very important synthesis for it shows the kind of work that has been done and the many lacunae that still exist if we approach Germans in...

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