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Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. The encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the first comprehensive gathering of scholarship on Latinas. This encyclopedia will serve as an essential reference for decades to come.

In more than 580 entries, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life. From mestizo settlement, pioneer life, and diasporic communities, the encyclopedia details the contributions of women as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. More than 200 scholars explore the experiences of Latinas during and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century issues of migration, cultural tradition, labor, gender roles, community organization, and politics; and much more. Individual biographical entries profile women who have left their mark on the historical and cultural landscape.

With more than 300 photographs, Latinas in the United States offers a mosaic of historical experiences, detailing how Latinas have shaped their own lives, cultures, and communities through mutual assistance and collective action, while confronting the pressures of colonialism, racism, discrimination, sexism, and poverty.

"Meant for scholars and general readers, this is a great resource on Latinas and historical topics connected with them." -- curledup.com

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Introduction: A Historical and Regional Overview of Latinas in the United States
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. A
  2. pp. 29-73
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  1. B
  2. pp. 74-102
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  1. C
  2. pp. 103-186
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  1. D
  2. pp. 187-220
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  1. E
  2. pp. 221-244
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  1. F
  2. pp. 245-273
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  1. G
  2. pp. 274-307
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  1. H
  2. pp. 308-335
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  1. I
  2. pp. 336-350
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  1. J
  2. pp. 351-358
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  1. K
  2. pp. 359-361
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  1. L
  2. pp. 362-414
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  1. M
  2. pp. 415-509
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  1. N
  2. pp. 510-532
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  1. O
  2. pp. 533-551
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  1. P
  2. pp. 552-595
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  1. Q
  2. pp. 596-602
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  1. R
  2. pp. 603-651
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  1. S
  2. pp. 652-731
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  1. T
  2. pp. 732-768
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  1. U
  2. pp. 769-781
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  1. V
  2. pp. 782-804
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  1. W
  2. pp. 805-814
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  1. Y
  2. pp. 815-817
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  1. Z
  2. pp. 818-822
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  1. List of Biographical Entries
  2. pp. 823-828
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  1. List of Organizations
  2. pp. 829-830
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  1. Selected Readings in Latina History
  2. pp. 831-834
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 835-850
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253111692
Related ISBN
9780253346803
MARC Record
OCLC
74671044
Pages
944
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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