Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community

Paperback | March 16, 2007

byVicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol

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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.

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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 ...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:March 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"One of the most comprehensive looks at the intellectual, social, and cultural development of Latinas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is a must-read for every student and reader who is curious about the rich legacy of Latinas who have made history through reform, transgression,and policy making."--Maria E. Montoya, University of Michigan