From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America [NOOK Book]

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From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in ...
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From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America

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Overview

From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in community associations--efforts that helped Mexican Americans find their own place in America. She also narrates the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways. Finally, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam.
For this new edition of From Out of the Shadows, Ruiz has written an afterword that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as outlines new additions to the growing field of Latina history.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A rich source book and an excellent overview of Mexican American women's crucial contributions to labor organizing, community formation, and social movements in the West and Southwest."--Women's Review of Books

"Not only celebrates the lives of Mexican women in the United States but provides a blueprint for social justice and human dignity."--Journal of American History

"In...a stirring portrayal of women's courage and agency, Ruiz's book epitomizes illuminative scholarship."--Latin American Research Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199888405
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 10
  • Sales rank: 357,540
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicana-Chicano Studies at Arizona State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Border Journeys
2. Confronting "America"
3. The Flapper and the Chaperone
4. With Pickets, Baskets, and Ballots
5. La Nueva Chicana: Women and the Movement
6. Claiming Public Space
Afterword

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