Latinas in the United States, set: A Historical Encyclopedia

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Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol
Indiana University Press, May 3, 2006 - Reference - 944 pages
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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

 

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Contents

Maquiladoras
420
Mariachi
421
Mariachi Estrella de Topeka
422
Marianismo and Machismo
423
Marshall Guadalupe
424
Martí de Cid Dolores
425
Martínez Agueda Salazar
426
Martínez Demetria
428

Aging
33
Agostini del Río Amelia
35
Albelo Carmen
36
Alfau Galván de Solalinde Jesusa
37
Allende Isabel
38
Altars
40
Alvarez Aida
41
Alvarez Cecilia Concepción
42
Alvarez Delia
43
Alvarez Julia
44
Alvarez v Lemon Grove School District
45
Americanization Programs
46
Antonetty Evelina López
48
Antonio Maceo Brigade
49
Anzaldúa Gloria
51
Apodaca Felicitas
52
Aprenda y Superese
54
Arballo María Feliciana
55
Arguello María de la ConcepciónSister María Dominica
56
Arías Anna María
57
Arizona Orphan Abduction
58
Armiño Franca de
59
Arocho Juanita
60
Arroyo Carmen E
61
Arroyo Martina
62
Artists
63
ASPIRA
68
ASPIRA v New York City Board of Education
69
Avila Modesta
70
Aztlán
71
Babín María Teresa
74
Baca Barragán Polly
75
Baez Joan Chandos
76
Barceló María Gertrudis La Tules
78
Barnard Juana Josefina Cavasos
79
Barraza Santa Contreras
80
Barrera Plácida Peña
81
Belpré Pura
83
Bencomo Julieta Saucedo
84
Bernal Martha
85
Bernasconi Socorro Hernández
86
Betances Jaeger Clotilde
87
Betanzos Amalia V
88
Black Legend
90
Blake María DeCastro
91
Borrero Pierra Juana
93
Boyar Monica
94
Bozak Carmen Contreras
95
Bracero Program
96
Braga Sonia
99
Burciaga Mirna Ramos
100
Caballero Diana
103
Cabeza de Baca Fabiola
104
Cabrera Angelina Angie
105
Cabrera Lydia
106
Calderón Rose Marie
107
California Missions
108
California Sanitary Canning Company Strike
110
Callejo Adelfa Botello
111
Callis de Fages Eulalia Francesca y Josepha
112
Calvillo Ana María del Carmen
113
Canales Laura
114
Canales Nohelia de los Angeles
115
Canino María Josefa
116
Cannery and Agricultural WorkersIndustrial Union CAWIU
117
Cántico de la Mujer Latina
118
Capetillo Luisa
119
Cardona Alice
120
Carr Vikki
121
Carrillo de Fitch Josefa
122
Casal Lourdes
123
Casals Rosemary
124
Casanova de Villaverde Emilia
125
Casita Maria New York
126
Castillo Ana
128
Castillo Guadalupe
129
Castro Rosie
130
Castro Victoria M Vickie
131
Ceja Amelia Moran
132
Central American Immigrant Women
134
Centro de Acción Social Autónomo CASA
137
Centro Hispano Católico
139
CepedaLeonardo Margarita
140
Chabram Angie González
142
Chacón Soledad Chávez
143
Charo María Rosario Pilar MartínezMolina Baeza
144
Chávez Helen
146
Chávez Linda
147
Chávez Ravine Los Angeles
148
ChávezThompson Linda
149
Chicana CaucusNational WomensPolitical Caucus
150
Chicana Rights Project
151
Chicanos Por La Causa CPLC
155
Cigar Workers
156
Cinema Images Contemporary
159
Círculo Cultural Isabel la Católica
161
Clínica de la Beneficencia Mexicana
162
Collazo Rosa Cortéz
163
Colón Miriam
164
Colón Rufa Concepción FernándezConcha
166
Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional CFMN
167
Communist Party
168
Communities Organized for PublicService COPS
169
Community Service Organization CSO
170
Congreso del Pueblo
172
Córdova Lina
173
Corridos
175
Cossio y Cisneros Evangelina
176
Cotera Martha
177
Crawford Mercedes Margarita Martínez
178
Cruz Celia
179
Cuban and Puerto Rican Revolutionary Party
181
Cuban Independence Womens Clubs
182
Cuban Womens Club
183
CubanSpanishAmerican War
184
Cuero Delfina
185
Davis Grace Montañez
187
De Acosta Aida
188
De Acosta Mercedes
189
De Aragón Uva
190
De Arteaga Genoveva
191
De Avila Dolores C
192
De Burgos Julia
193
De la Cruz Jessie López
194
De la Cruz Sor Juana Inés
196
De la Garza Beatríz
197
De León Patricia de la Garza
198
Del Castillo Adelaida Rebecca
199
Del Prado Pura
200
Del Río Dolores
201
Del Valle Carmen
202
Delgado Jane L
203
Demography
204
Deportations during the Great Depression
209
DiMartino Rita
211
Dimas Beatrice Escadero
212
Domestic Violence
214
Domestic Workers
216
Dominican American NationalRoundtable DANR
217
Dueto Carmen y Laura
218
Durazo María Elena
219
Echaveste María
221
Education
222
El Congreso de Pueblos de Hablan Española
226
El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de AztlánMEChA
227
El Paso Laundry Strike
228
El Rescate
229
Environment and the Border
232
Escajeda Josefina
236
Escobar Carmen Bernal
237
Espaillat Rhina P
238
EspinosaMora Deborah
239
Esquivel Gregoria
240
Esquivel Yolanda Almaraz
241
Estefan Gloria
242
Esteves Sandra María
243
Family
245
Farah Strike
249
Farmworkers
250
Feminism
253
Fernández Beatrice Gigi
255
Fernández Rosita
256
Ferré Aguayo Sor Isolina
257
Fierro Josefina
259
Figueroa Belén
260
Figueroa Mercado Loida
261
Flores Diana
263
Flores Francisca
264
Florez Encarnación Villarreal Escobedo
265
Folk Healing Traditions
266
Fontañez Jovita
270
Friendly House Phoenix
271
Fuerza Unida
272
Gallegos Carmen Cornejo
274
Gangs
276
García Cristina
278
García Eva Carrillo de
280
García Cortese Aimee
282
GarcíaAguilera Carolina
283
Garcíaz María
284
Garment Industry
285
Giant
286
Gómez Carbonell María
288
GómezPotter Socorro
289
Gonzáles Elvira Rodríguez de
290
González Matiana
292
Govea Jessica
294
Grau María Leopoldina Pola
295
Great Depression and MexicanAmerican Women
297
Guerra Fermina
300
Guerrero Victoria Partida
302
Guillen Herrera Rosalinda
303
Gutiérrez Luz Bazán
305
Guzmán Madre María Dominga
306
Hamlin Rosalie Méndez
308
Hayworth Rita
309
Head Start
310
Current Issues and Trends
311
Henríquez Ureña Camila
315
Hernández Antonia
317
Hernández Ester
318
Hernández María Latigo
319
Hernández Olivia
320
Hernández Victoria
322
Herrada Elena
323
Herrera Carolina
324
Herrera María Cristina
325
Hijas de Cuauhtémoc
326
Hinojosa Tish
327
Hispanic MotherDaughter ProgramHMDP
328
Houchen Settlement El Paso
329
Huerta Cecilia Olivarez
331
Huerta Dolores
332
HullHouse Chicago
333
Idar Juárez Jovita
336
Immigration of Latinas to the United States
337
Immigration Reform and Control Act IRCA
341
Intermarriage Contemporary
342
Intermarriage Historical
344
International Ladies Garment WorkersUnion ILGWU
348
Jaramillo Cleofas Martínez
351
Jiménez María de los Angeles
352
Journalism and Print Media
353
Jurado Katy
358
Kimbell Sylvia Rodríguez
359
Kissinger Beatrice Amado
360
La Llorona
362
La Lupe Guadalupe Victoria Yoli Raymond
363
La Malinche Malinalli Tenepal
364
La Mujer Obrera
366
La Raza Unida Party
367
Labor Unions
368
Lares Michelle Yvette Shelly
372
Las Hermanas
373
Latina US Treasurers
374
Latinas in the US Congress
375
League of United Latin AmericanCitizens LULAC
378
Lebrón Dolores Lolita
380
Ledesma Josephine
381
Lee Tapia Consuelo
382
Legal Issues
383
León Ruth Esther SotoLa Hermana León
384
León Tania
385
Lesbians
386
Letter from Chapultepec
388
Liberation Theology
389
Líderes Campesinas
390
Literature
392
Lobo Rebecca Rose
396
Lomas Garza Carmen
397
López Lillian
401
López María I
402
López Nancy Marie
403
López Yolanda
404
López Córdova Gloria
406
Lorenzana Apolinaria
407
Los Angeles Garment Workers Strike
408
Lozano Alicia Guadalupe Elizondo
410
Lozano Emma
411
Lozano Mónica Cecilia
412
Lucas María Elena
413
Machuca Ester
415
Madrigal v Quilligan
416
Maldonado Amelia Margarita
419
Martínez Elizabeth Sutherland Betita
429
Martínez Frances Aldama
430
Martínez Vilma S
431
Martínez Santaella Inocencia
433
Mederos y Cabañas de González Elena Inés
434
Media Stereotypes
436
Medicine
438
Medina Esther
440
Meléndez Concha
441
Meléndez Sara
442
Méndez Consuelo Herrera
443
Méndez Olga A
444
Méndez v Westminster
445
Mendieta Ana
447
Mendoza Lydia
448
Mendoza v Tucson School District No 1
450
Mercado Victoria Vicky
451
MesaBains Amalia
452
Mestizaje
453
Mexican American Legal Defense andEducational Fund MALDEF
457
Mexican American Womens NationalAssociation MANA
458
Mexican Mothers Club University ofChicago Settlement House
459
Mexican Revolution
460
Mexican Revolution Border Women in
464
Mexican Schools
466
Migration and Labor
468
Military Service
473
Miller Esther
475
Mining Communities
476
Miranda Carmen
478
Mistral Gabriela Lucila Godoy Alcayaga
479
Mohr Nicholasa
480
MojicaHammer Ruth
481
Molina Gloria
482
Montemayor Alice Dickerson
483
MontesDonnelly Elba Iris
484
Montez María María Africa Gracia Vidal
485
Mora Magdalena
487
Mora Patricia Pat
488
Moraga Gloria Flores
489
Morales Iris
491
MoralesHorowitz Nilda M
492
Moreno Rita Rosa Dolores Alverio
494
Morillo Irma
496
Mothers of East Los Angeles MELA
497
Mugarrieta Elvira Virginia Babe BeanJack Bee Garland
502
Mujeres in Action Sunset Park Brooklyn
503
Mujeres Latinas en Acción MLEA
505
Mujeres por la Raza
506
Mujerista Theology
507
Munguía Carolina Malpica de
508
Muñoz María del Carmen
509
National Association for Chicana andChicano Studies NACCS
510
National Association of Puerto RicanHispanicSocial Workers NAPRHSW
511
National Chicana Conference
512
National Conference of Puerto RicanWomen NACOPRW
513
National Council of La Raza NCLR
514
National Hispanic Feminist Conference
515
National Puerto Rican Forum
516
Naturalization
517
Navarro M Susana
519
Nerio Trinidad
520
New Economics for Women NEW
521
New York City Mission Society NYCMS
522
Nieto Sonia
523
Nieto Gómez Anna
524
Norte Marisela
525
Novello Antonia Coello
526
Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia
528
Núñez Ana Rosa
529
Nuns Colonial
530
Nuns Contemporary
531
Obejas Achy
533
Ochoa Ellen
534
ODonnell Sylvia Colorado
535
Olivarez Graciela
537
Olivera Mercedes
538
Ontiveros Manuela
540
Operation Pedro Pan
541
Orozco Aurora Estrada
543
Ortega Carlota Ayala
544
Ortiz Cofer Judith
545
Ortiz y Pino de Kleven MaríaConcepción Concha
546
OShea María Elena
547
OteroSmart Ingrid
548
OteroWarren Adelina
549
Pachucas
552
PalacioGrottola Sonia
555
Pantoja Antonia
557
Parsons Lucia González
558
Patiño Río Dolores
559
Pauwels Pfeiffer Linda Lorena
561
Payán Ilka Tanya
562
Pedroso Paulina
563
Peñaranda Ana Marcial
564
Pentecostal Church
565
Perales Nina
569
Pérez Eulalia
570
Pérez Graciela
571
Pérez v Sharp
573
Phillips Carmen Romero
574
Pilsen Neighbors Community Council
575
Pinedo Encarnación
576
Politics Electoral
577
Politics Party
579
Popular Religiosity
581
Prida Dolores
582
Propositions 187 and 209
583
Puerto Rican Association for CommunityAffairs PRACA
584
Puerto Rican Radical Politics in New York
585
Puerto Rican Women Political Prisoners
587
Puerto Ricans in Hawaii
591
Quesada Alicia Otilia
596
Quesada Dora Ocampo
597
Quinceañera
598
Quintanilla Pérez Selena
600
Quintero Luisa
601
Race and Color Consciousness
603
Ramírez Emilia Schunior
607
Ramírez Sara Estela
608
Ramírez Tina
609
Rangel Irma
611
Reid Marita
613
Reid Victoria Comicrabit
614
Religion
615
Reyes Guadalupe
622
Rico Angelina Moreno
623
Rincón de Gautier Felisa
624
Rivera Aurelia Yeya
625
Rivera Chita
626
Rivera Graciela
627
Rivera Roxana
629
Rivera Martínez Domitila
630
Robles Díaz Inés
631
Rodríguez Hermelinda Morales
632
Rodríguez Isabel Hernández
633
Rodríguez Josefa Chepita
634
Rodríguez Sofía
636
Rodríguez Cabral María Cristina
637
Rodríguez McLean Verneda
639
Rodríguez Remeneski Shirley
640
RodríguezTrias Helen
641
Romero Cash Marie
643
Rosado Rousseau Leoncia Mamá Léo
644
RosLehtinen Ileana
645
RoybalAllard Lucille
646
Ruiz Bernarda
647
Ruiz Irene Hernández
649
Ruiz de Burton María Amparo
650
Sada María G Chata
652
Salt of the Earth
656
San Antonio Ana Gloria
657
San Antonio Pecan Shellers Strike
658
San Joaquin Valley Cotton Strike
659
San Juan Olga
662
Sánchez María Clemencia
663
Sánchez María E
664
Sánchez Cruz Rebecca
666
Sánchez Garfunkel Aura Luz
667
Santería
669
Santiago Petra
670
Saralegui Cristina
672
Saucedo María del Jesús
673
Schechter Esperanza AcostaMendoza Hope
674
Scientists
675
Sena Elvira
679
Sepúlveda Emma
680
Sexuality
681
Silva Chelo
682
Sister Carmelita Carmela ZapataBonilla Marrero
683
Slavery
684
SlossVento Adela
686
Smeltertown El Paso
687
Smith Plácida Elvira García
689
Soldaderas
690
Solis Hilda L
691
SosaRiddell Adaljiza
692
Soto Feliciano Carmen Lillian Lily
694
Souchet Clementina
695
Southwest Voter Registration EducationProject SVREP
696
Spanish Borderlands
697
Colonial Law
700
Comadrazgo
703
Early Settlement Life in the Borderlands
704
Encomienda
708
Women in California
709
Women in New Mexico
710
Women in St Augustine
714
Women in Texas
716
Womens Wills
719
Spiritism
720
Spiritism in New York City
721
Sterilization
723
Street Vending
725
Student Movements
727
Substitute Auxiliary Teachers SATs
728
Swilling Trinidad Escalante
730
Tabaqueros Unions
732
Talamante Olga
733
Tarango Yolanda
734
Telenovelas
735
Television
736
Tempe Normal School
740
Ten Years War
742
Tenayuca Emma
743
TexSon Strike
745
Theater
746
Padua Hills Theater
748
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater PRTT
751
Teatro Campesino
752
Villalongín Dramatic Company
753
TorañoPantín María Elena
754
Torres Alva
756
Torres Ida Inés
757
Torres Lourdes
758
Torres Patsy Patricia Donita
759
Tovar Lupita
760
Toypurina
761
Trambley Estela Portillo
762
Treaty of Paris
766
Tufiño Nitza
767
Ulibarrí Sánchez Louise
769
United Cannery Agricultural Packingand Allied Workers of AmericaUCAPAWAFTA
770
United Farm Workers of America UFW
772
Women in the United FarmWorkers UFW
773
USMexican War
776
Urquides María Luisa Legarra
779
Urrea Teresa
780
Valdez Patssi
782
Vallejo Epifania de Guadalupe
783
Vallejo de Leese María Paula Rosalía
784
Vanguardia Puertorriqueña
785
Varela Beatriz
786
Varela María
787
Vásquez Anna
788
Vásquez Enriqueta Longeaux y
789
Velázquez Loreta Janeta
790
Velázquez Nydia M
791
Vélez Lupe
793
VélezMitchell Anita
795
Vicioso Sánchez Sherezada Chiqui
797
Vidal Irma
798
Vidaurri Rita
799
Villarreal Andrea and Teresa
800
Virgen de Guadalupe
801
Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
803
Voting Rights Act
804
Watsonville Strike
805
Welch Raquel
806
West Side Story
807
Wilcox Mary Rose Garrido
808
Wolf Esther Valladolid
809
World War II
810
Ybarra Eva
815
Zamora Bernice B Ortiz
818
Zárate Rosa Marta
819
Zúñiga Alejandra Rojas
820
List of Biographical Entries
823
List of Organizations
829
Selected Readings in Latina History
831
Notes on Contributors
835
Index
851
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About the author (2006)

Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her many publications include From Out of the Shadows and Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. She and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol were honored with a "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" award by Women's eNews. Ruiz is president of the Organization of American Historians.

Virginia Sánchez-Korrol is a historian and Professor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Among her many publications, she is co-editor with Vicki L. Ruiz of Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and Community; co-author of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (IUP, 1999); and author of From Colonia to Community.

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