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Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community (Viewpoints on American Culture)

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An extraordinary exploration of Latinas in the United States from the 1800s to the present, this collection of narrative biographies documents the lives of fifteen remarkable individuals who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. Since the earliest periods of Spanish American colonization, women have claimed public space and built communities, both as physical places and as cultural realms. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, many Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress the social boundaries and cultural conventions of their time. Their diverse histories span two centuries and encompass a past of multiple conquests and migrations, taking into account race, region, gender, culture, and social location. Blending insights from history, literary criticism, and cultural studies, this interdisciplinary anthology re-envisions Latina history taking into consideration gendered genealogies of power as charted through grassroots' activism, literature, education, and economic enterprise. Their legacies rest on the production and dissemination of knowledge, which in turn reveals much about their own worldviews and historical agency. This anthology profiles Victoria Reid, Mar�a Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Mar�a Gertrudis Barcel�, Loreta Janeta Vel�zquez, Luisa Capetillo, Lola Rodr�guez de Ti�, Teresa Urrea, Adelina Otero Warren, Jovita Gonz�lez Mireles, Pura Belpr�, Luisa Moreno, Carmen Miranda, Antonia Pantoja, Ana Mendieta, and Dolores Huerta.

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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.

About the Author

Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine

Virginia Sánchez Korrol is Professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College.

They are the co-editors of Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia and were both named Latina Magazine Woman of the Year in Education in 2000.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195153989
Author:
Ruiz, Vicki L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Korrol, Virginia S?nchez
Author:
Virginia Snchez Korrol
Author:
Korrol, Virginia S�nchez
Author:
Korrol, Virginia Sanchez
Author:
null, Virginia Sánchez
Author:
null, Vicki L.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Hispanic american women
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
History, American | Women
Subject:
Biography-Women
Series:
Viewpoints on American Culture
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.000 x 9.200 in 0.888 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Reference » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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