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 SAinchez-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. qMeant for scholars and general readers, this is a great resource on Latinas and historical topics connected with them.q -- curledup.comShe is the ranking member of the Water and Power Subcommittee. She is a member of the Indian, Armenian, and Greek Caucus and the centrist, business- oriented New Democrat Coalition. Hilda L. Solis is of Mexican and Nicaraguan origin. She was ... Solis graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1979 and earned a mastera#39;s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California in 1981. During the Carter administration she was the editor inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Latinas in the United States, set|
|Author||:||Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2006-05-03|