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Latina Legacies : Identity, Biography, and Community

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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. This anthology profiles Victoria Reid, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Maria Gertrudis Barcelo, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Luisa Capetillo, Lola Rodriguez de Tio, Teresa Urrea, Adelina Otero Warren, Jovita Gonzalez Mireles, Pura Belpre, Luisa Moreno, Carmen Miranda, Antonia Pantoja, Ana Mendieta, and Dolores Huerta.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195153987
  • 9780195153989

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Latina Legacies is a marvelous addition to the American Studies literature documenting the lives of exemplary Latinas as diverse as Luisa Moreno, Carmen Miranda, and Teresa Urrea. Telling the stories of women of various classes, of hybrid racial identities, of diverse political engagements, and of complex romantic proclivities, this book is a gold mine of information for teachers and students alike. * Ramon A. Gutierrez, University of California, San Diego *show more

About Vicki L. Ruiz

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

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