Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia

Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia

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Indiana University Press

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Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia

Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. The encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the first comprehensive gathering of scholarship on Latinas. This encyclopedia will serve as an essential reference for decades to come.

In more than 580 entries, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life. From mestizo settlement, pioneer life, and diasporic communities, the encyclopedia details the contributions of women as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. More than 200 scholars explore the experiences of Latinas during and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century issues of migration, cultural tradition, labor, gender roles, community organization, and politics; and much more. Individual biographical entries profile women who have left their mark on the historical and cultural landscape.

With more than 300 photographs, Latinas in the United States offers a mosaic of historical experiences, detailing how Latinas have shaped their own lives, cultures, and communities through mutual assistance and collective action, while confronting the pressures of colonialism, racism, discrimination, sexism, and poverty.

"Meant for scholars and general readers, this is a great resource on Latinas and historical topics connected with them."—

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253346803
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.97(d)

Table of Contents

A Historical and Regional Overview
1. Latinas in the Southwest (Vicki L. Ruiz)
2.Latinas in the Northeast (Virginia Sanchez-Korrol)
3. Latinas in the Midwest (Lilia Fernández)
4. Latinas in the Southeast (María Cristina García)
5. Latinas in the Pacific Northwest (Elizabeth Salas)
Alphabetical Entries

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