Forged under the Sun/Forjada bajo el sol: The Life of Maria Elena Lucas

Forged under the Sun/Forjada bajo el sol: The Life of Maria Elena Lucas

by Fran Leeper Buss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472064320

ISBN-13: 9780472064328

Pub. Date: 08/15/1993

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The compelling oral history of a remarkable woman's life and political struggle
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The compelling oral history of a remarkable woman's life and political struggle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472064328
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
08/15/1993
Series:
Women and Culture Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1The Making of a Farm Worker Woman
Prologue: Birth of a Metaphor47
1A Child of Promise51
2Girlhood in the Northern Fields69
3In the Back of the Class83
4Take Your Pleadings to the Lord89
5Tamed by the Monkey Demon97
6Coming of Age: Shame and Terror105
7The Child Weds: Learning to Think like a Married Woman113
8Motherhood and Misery125
9Caretaker of the Extended Family137
10Opportunity and Betrayal143
Pt. 2Committed and Female within the Farm Worker Movement
11On Her Own: Life as a Single Parent153
12The Hardships of the North165
13Everything Shall Come to Pass: The Loss of Children173
14A Sacred Call to Action181
15To Live on Our Feet: Organizing the People191
16"Nosotros Venceremos"211
17Exhaustion and Retreat219
18Mujeres Valientes: Union Organizing for FLOC225
19Retrenchment in Texas235
20Yellow Rain243
21The 1988 Campaign: Commitment, Disappointment, and Resignation251
Pt. 3Contemporary Border Life, Self-Expression, and Religious and Political Action and Theory
22Life among the Defeated263
23A Different Madre de Cristo: Changing the Roles of Males and Females277
24On the Wings of the Black Eagle: The Creative Impulse289
25As the Sun Sets and the Beast Falls: The Creation of the Third Testament297
Epilogue303
Appendix305

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