Named the 2009 AAUP Best of the Best - Outstanding Book DistinctionThe history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas. 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History offers a powerful antidote to this omission with a vivid, pictorial account of struggle and sur...
Details 500 Years of Chicana Women's History/500 Años de la Mujer Chicana
Reviews 500 Years of Chicana Women's History/500 Años de la Mujer Chicana
- This was great, I enjoyed it. It's stunning that this was (still is?) a banned book in some southwest schools of the United States.Their coverage primarily focuses on a history of women participating in progressive, radical and labor causes with a little bit of the arts and mainstream politics included toward the end. It would have been nice to see coverage of women who worked in other areas as well, such as science, philosophy, more of the arts,...
- It was very empowering learning of all the Chicanas that made a differences in our lives. These Chicanas fought for freedom, liberty, and justice for all people of Mexican decent. It was really inspiring to learn history of my people and history I can relate to. I recommend this book to all people that want to learn Chicana history.
- This is an amazing book by an amazing author.....I was lucky enough to meet her today and hear her speak....Her voice is strong, her passion even stronger....this is a woman who is living history...she has been at and seen so many interesting events that has help shaped the reality of today...and has fought the fight to give us the ability to keep fighting..
- We have been systematically erased from history- this book is a refusal of that erasure... an assertion of power and struggle... a treasure to be passed on to the current and future generations
- This book was awesome - it serves as a timeline which gives detail information about the Chicana Movement. Good read indeed :)