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Women's Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La Diabla a Pie (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage)

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Cultural Writing. At the height of the 1930's Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a Federal Writers Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), one of many government programs aimed at getting the populace back to work. Many writers participated through activities such as compiling a series of state guides, gathering folksongs, and recording the oral narratives of still-living ex-slaves. New Mexico was among the states participating in this effort, and the project workers there included two women interviewers, Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp. Their work placed particular emphasis upon gathering Hispanic women's tales, or cuentos. The two interviewed many native old-timers, gathering folktales as well as gleaning vivid details of a way of life now gone.

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A compendium of Hispanic women's tales, or cuentos, gathered during the Great Depression as part of the Works Progress Administration. Rebolledo (Spanish, U. of New Mexico) and M<'a>rquez (U. of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research) gathered the records of two female WPA interviewers and reproduce many of the firsthand accounts in this book. Well over 100 tales cover everything from everyday life for Hispanic women during the Great Depression to cultural legends. The book opens with an introduction to the study.
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History. Folklore. Latino/Latina Studies. At the height of the 1930s' Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a Federal Writers Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Many writers participated through activities such as compiling a series of state guides, gathering folksongs, and recording the oral narratives of still-living ex-slaves. New Mexico's project workers included two women interviewers, Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp. Their work placed particular emphasis upon gathering Hispanic women's tales, or cuentos, both folktales and vivid details of a way of life now gone. These retellings from the 1930s and 1940s, translated from the Spanish by unknown contemporaries, have been preserved in WPA archives till now, and are for the most part reaching publication only with this volume from Arte Publico, diligently edited by Tey Diana Rebolledo and Maria Teresa Marquez.

Synopsis:

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a Federal Writers Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Many People Participated in compiling a series of state-by-state guides to the country. Among the New Mexico Project workers were two women interviewers. Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp, who placed particular emphasis upon gathering Hispanic women's stories, or cuentos. Rebolledo and Marques have combed through archhives to recover these invaluable first-hand accounts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558853126
Editor:
Rebolledo, Tey Diana
Editor:
Marquez, Maria T.
Editor:
Rebolledo, Tey Diana
Editor:
Marquez, Maria T.
Author:
Marquez, Maria Teresa
Author:
Rebolledo, Tey Diana
Introduction:
Rebolledo, Tey Diana
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Location:
Houston, Tex.
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Mexican american women
Subject:
Folklore -- New Mexico.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-447).
Series:
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
454
Dimensions:
8.46x5.53x1.33 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , History. Folklore. Latino/Latina Studies. At the height of the 1930s' Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a Federal Writers Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Many writers participated through activities such as compiling a series of state guides, gathering folksongs, and recording the oral narratives of still-living ex-slaves. New Mexico's project workers included two women interviewers, Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp. Their work placed particular emphasis upon gathering Hispanic women's tales, or cuentos, both folktales and vivid details of a way of life now gone. These retellings from the 1930s and 1940s, translated from the Spanish by unknown contemporaries, have been preserved in WPA archives till now, and are for the most part reaching publication only with this volume from Arte Publico, diligently edited by Tey Diana Rebolledo and Maria Teresa Marquez.
"Synopsis" by , During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a Federal Writers Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Many People Participated in compiling a series of state-by-state guides to the country. Among the New Mexico Project workers were two women interviewers. Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp, who placed particular emphasis upon gathering Hispanic women's stories, or cuentos. Rebolledo and Marques have combed through archhives to recover these invaluable first-hand accounts.
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