Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives

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Maverick Books
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5.9 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Ellen Riojas Clark is professor emerita at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research examines ethnic and cultural identity and cultural studies topics. She received three National Endowment for the Humanities grants and was cultural director for Maya and Miguel, a PBS program. She is executive producer for the Latino Artist Speaks: Exploring Who I Am series, and her many publications include Multi- cultural Literature for Latino Children: Their Words, Their Worlds; Don Moisés Espino del Castillo y sus Calaveras; and a forthcoming book, Pan Dulce: A Compendium of Mexican Pastries.


"History buffs, look no further! This beautiful volume begins to fill in gaps in collective Texas and Mexico history with eighteen portraits of revolutionary women. Some were soldiers, others were artists, all were badass." -- Ms. Magazine

"Offers a feminist take on our state's history. " -- Texas Monthly

"Reclaims names that should be known for history." -- San Antonio Express-News

"A revelatory journey about female power in Texas and Mexico." -- Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"These women were revolutionaries who changed San Antonio and beyond." -- Texas Public Radio

"A multi-genre approach." -- San Antonio Report"Military history is often told from a male perspective. But a new book about the Mexican Revolution aims to change that.... Learning and sharing this history is important because, after all, it's Texas' history, too." -- Texas Standard

"It's a rare and vibrant genre puzzle that mixes non-fiction with personal stories and illustrations to draw the portraits of women who were relevant before, during and after the Revolution." -- AL DÍA

"The collection is built around the oft-overlooked women heroes of the Mexican Revolution but also celebrates the Virgen de Guadalupe, nun and writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, labor leader Emma Tenayuca, iconic painter Frida Kahlo and 14 others through the eyes of authors including Sandra Cisneros, Carmen Tafolla, Elaine Ayala, Laura Esquivel and Amalia Mesa-Bains." -- San Antonio Current

"Celebrates women who refused to walk a traditional path." -- Houston Public Radio