Nationalizing Children Through Schools and Hygiene: Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico City*

  title={Nationalizing Children Through Schools and Hygiene: Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico City*},
  author={Patience A. Schell},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={559 - 587}
On a spring morning in 1919, worshipers leaving Mexico City’s cathedral were horrified to discover the body of a little girl who had fallen to her death from the Hotel del Seminario. Yet as far as the Excélsior newspaper was concerned, the tragedy that had ended that morning had actually begun with her conception. Her mother was a prostitute who lived in the hotel and busybody guests reported that the mother neglected her child. On the day of Domitila’s death, her mother was not at the hotel… Expand
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