From Ashes Reborn: The Fascist Repression of Female Prisoners in Francoist Spain and Nazi Germany (thesis)
First, the central question that this paper examines is whether the Francoist regime in Spain can be considered a fascist regime as opposed to an authoritarian one. While Franco’s dictatorship was undeniably brutal and repressive, especially in the earliest years, there has been much disagreement among historians over whether it can properly be termed fascist. This paper will examine this question from the angle of the Francoist regime’s treatment of imprisoned women. [From introductory section]
Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Mary Kathleen Sands is a member of the Class of 2016 of Washington and Lee University.