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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195153996
ISBN-10: 0195153995
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Vicki L. Ruiz

Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine 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 Year in Education in 2000."

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