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.
Author: Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Published: 03/10/2005 Pages: 260 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.82lbs Size: 9.22h x 6.24w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780195153996
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.