Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community / Edition 1

Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community / Edition 1

by Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195153995

ISBN-13: 9780195153996

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Spanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural

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Spanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195153996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Viewpoints on American Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
437,454
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Korrol

1. Victoria Reid and the Politics of Identity, María Raquel Casas
2. Gertrudis Barceló: La Tules of Image and Reality, Deena J. González
3. The Adventurs of Loreta Janeta Velázquez: Civil War Spy and Storyteller, Amy Dockser Marcus
4. María Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the Power of Her Pen, Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita
5. Lola Rodríguez de Tió and the Puerto Rican Struggle for Freedom, Edna Acosta-Belén
6. Teresa Urrea: Curandera and the Folk Saint, Marian Perales
7. Luisa Capetillo: Feminist of the Working Class, Nancy A. Hewitt
8. Adelina Otero Warren: Rural Aristocrat and the Modern Feminist: Elizabeth Salas
9. Pura Belpré: The Children's Ambassador: Lisa Sánchez González
10. Jovita González Mireles: A Sense of History and Homeland, María Eugenia Cotera
11. Luisa Moreno and Latina Labor Activism, Vicki L. Ruiz
12. Carmen Miranda: The High Price of Fame and Bananas, Brian O'Neil
13. Antonia Pantoja and the Power of Community Action, Virginia Sánchez Korrol
14. Ana Mendieta's Art: A JOurney through Her Life, Carlos A. Cruz
15. Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers, Alicia Chávez

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