The Evolving Identity of Manuela Saenz

by Maria L. Vallejo-Nguyen Manuela Saenz (1797-1856) wrote in her journal that “history was supposed to be made, not told.” She wrote this to express the general frustration she experienced while in exile, as well as her inability to exert political influence. It also expressed how she wanted to live her life – in the public sphere. It was her participation in the male political sphere … Continue reading The Evolving Identity of Manuela Saenz