500 Years of Chicana Women’s History/500 Años dela Mujer Chicana

$24.00 each

+

If one thing can be said of Betita Martinez in particular and Chicanas as a group, it’s this: They’re no wimps. And this book is proof.

 

If one thing can be said of Betita Martinez in particular and Chicanas as a group, it’s this: They’re no wimps. And 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History/500 Años de la Mujer Chicana is proof. It’s a family photo album spanning more than 500 years, filled with some 700 photographs, drawings by Rini Templeton, political cartoons, newspaper clippings and short biographies, in Spanish and English, that highlight the histories and struggles of the women who now call themselves Chicana. In this giant compendium of female resistance are Chicana healers and midwives, migrant workers, cannery workers, laundry workers, garment workers, union activists, anarchists and communists, feminists and lesbian activists, Brown Berets, Raza Unida organizers, storytellers, artists, students and teachers—individually and collectively fighting war and racism and continuing to sabotage the empire.

 

Author: Elizabeth (“Betita”) Martinez (Chicana)

Illustrations: Black & white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2010

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Chicana