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Published: 25 December 2008

304 Pages | 49 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780195374773

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From Out of the Shadows

Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America

Tenth Anniversary Edition

Vicki L. Ruiz

  • "From Out of the Shadows has much to recommend it. Feminists will find it a rich source book and an excellent overview of Mexican American women's crucial contributions to labor organizing, community formation and social movements in the West and Southwest."-The Women's Review of Books
  • "Grasps the strands of archival material, secondary survey data, in-depth life history interviews, poetry, song, and personal narrative, and weaves them into a stunningly elegant, yet thorough, overview of Mexican-origin women as social actors in the construction of the contemporary Southwestern United States."-International Migration Review
  • "Not only celebrates the lives of Mexican women in the United States but provides a blueprint for social justice and human dignity."-Journal of American History
  • "Ruiz succeeds in bringing overdue attention to the long ignored or, at best, marginalized history of Mexican women in this country."—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
  • "In synthesizing a wealth of information on a relatively neglected topic into a stirring portrayal of women's courage and agency, Ruiz's book epitomizes illuminative scholarship."—Latin American Research Review
  • The first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century