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From Out of the Shadows - 10 Edition by Vicki L Ruiz (Paperback)

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Edition: 10 Edition

Number of Pages: 258

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Book theme: Hispanic American Studies

Author: Vicki L Ruiz

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2008
TCIN: 77780339
UPC: 9780195374773
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4488


From 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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