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Nara B. Milanich
Barnard College (New York, NY 10027-6909)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

Families, Class, and the State in Chile, 1800-1930

The NEH grant will permit the completion of my book, THE CHILDREN OF FATE: FAMILIES, CLASS, & THE STATE IN CHILE, 1800-1930. In this case study of 19th-century Chile, I show how domestic practices are linked in integral ways to class hierarchy and state formation. I do so through an analytic focus on a group largely absent from Latin American historiography: children. With funding from NEH, I will conduct new research in the Chilean archives in order to deepen some of my arguments; write up this new research; and develop some of the comparative and theoretical implications of my findings. My monograph will be published by Duke University Press, where I have a contract contingent upon completion of the aforementioned research and revisions.