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Songs My Mother Sang to Me: An Oral History of Mexican American Women

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Motivated by a love of her Mexican American heritage, Patricia Preciado Martin set out to document the lives and memories of the women of her mother's and grandmother's eras; for while the role of women in Southwest has begun to be chronicled, that of Hispanic women largely remains obscure. In Songs My Mother Sang to Me, she has preserved the oral histories of many of these women before they have been lost or forgotten. Martin's quest took her to ranches, mining towns, and cities throughout southern Arizona, for she sought to document as varied an experience of the contributions of Mexican American women as possible. The interviews covered family history and genealogy, childhood memories, secular and religious traditions, education, work and leisure, environment and living conditions, rites of passage, and personal values. Each of the ten oral histories reflects not only the spontaneity of the interview and personality of each individual, but also the friendship that grew between Martin and her subjects. Songs My Mother Sang to Me collects voices not often heard and brings to print accounts of social change never previously recorded. These women document more than the details of their own lives; in relating the histories of their ancestors and communities, they add to our knowledge of the culture and contributions of Mexican American people in the Southwest.

Book News Annotation:

In ten oral histories recorded by Martin, Mexican American women of the Southwest reach as far back as the turn of the century to recall family history and genealogy, secular and religious traditions, work and leisure, living conditions, and personal values.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Patricia Preciado Martin, a native Arizonan, has been active in Tucsons Mexican American community for many years and was the Arizona Library Association's Author of the Year in 1997

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816513291
Author:
Martin, Patricia Preciado
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Author:
Martin, Patricia Preciado
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Mexican american women
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Sonora (Mexico : State) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Oral tradition -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Subject:
Sonora
Subject:
Mexican American women -- Folklore.
Subject:
Oral tradition -- Arizona.
Subject:
Latina and Latino Studies, Women s Studies
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
al-°adad 101
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Latin American
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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