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

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

by Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol
     
 

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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Overview

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:
719,964
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Victoria Reid and the politics of identity19
2Gertrudis Barcelo : La Tules of image and reality39
3The adventures of Loreta Janeta Velazquez : Civil War spy and storyteller59
4Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the power of her pen72
5Lola Rodriguez de Tio and the Puerto Rican struggle for freedom84
6Teresa Urrea : Curandera and folk saint97
7Luisa Capetillo : feminist of the working class120
8Adelina Otero Warren : rural aristocrat and modern feminist135
9Pura Belpre : the children's ambassador148
10Jovita Gonzalez Mireles : a sense of history and homeland158
11Luisa Moreno and Latina labor activism175
12Carmen Miranda : the high price of fame and bananas193
13Antonia Pantoja and the power of community action209
14Ana Mendieta's art : a journey through her life225
15Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers240

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