From Out of the Shadows
Mexican Women in Twentieth-century America 10th Revised edition
By (author) Vicki L. Ruiz
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From Out of the Shadows by Vicki L. Ruiz
Book DescriptionFrom Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in community associations-efforts that helped Mexican Americans find their own place in America. She also narrates the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways. Finally, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam. For this new edition of From Out of the Shadows, Ruiz has written an afterword that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as outlines new additions to the growing field of Latina history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195374773
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vicki L. Ruiz
From Out of the Shadows, Hardback (January 2009)
An anniversary edition of the first full study of Mexican American women in the twentieth century, with new preface
Unequal Sisters, Hardback (March 2008)
A resource for understanding women's history in the United States.
Memories and Migrations, Paperback (March 2008)
Shaping a new understanding of Latina identity formation
American Dreaming, Global Realities, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Vicki L. Ruiz
Explores the ways in which immigrant lives are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as "Americans." It considers a plurality of historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts.
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Author Biography - Vicki L. Ruiz
Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies and Dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.
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