Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (3 by Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia SA?nchez Korrol

By Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia SA?nchez Korrol

Latinas within the usa: A old Encyclopedia files the contribution of ladies of Latin American delivery or historical past to the industrial and cultural improvement of the USA. The encyclopedia, edited by means of Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the 1st accomplished collecting of scholarship on Latinas. This encyclopedia will function a vital reference for many years to come.In greater than 580 entries, the historic and cultural narratives of Latinas come to lifestyles. From mestizo payment, pioneer existence, and diasporic groups, the encyclopedia information the contributions of girls as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. greater than 2 hundred students discover the stories of Latinas in the course of and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century problems with migration, cultural culture, hard work, gender roles, group association, and politics; and masses extra. person biographical entries profile girls who've left their mark at the ancient and cultural landscape.With greater than three hundred pictures, Latinas within the United States bargains a mosaic of historic stories, detailing how Latinas have formed their very own lives, cultures, and groups via mutual suggestions and collective motion, whereas confronting the pressures of colonialism, racism, discrimination, sexism, and poverty."Meant for students and common readers, this is a smart source on Latinas and old subject matters hooked up with them." -- curledup.com

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Various Cuban cigar manufacturers relocated to Florida during this period, and Key West and Tampa emerged as the major cigar-manufacturing centers in the United States because of the Cuban factories that relocated to that area. These factories attracted thousands of Cuban workers who, faced with unemployment in Cuba in the midst of war, chose to leave for the United States and took their wives and children with them. As a result of the relocation, many women were forced to work outside the home to supplement their family’s income.

By the 1930s, according to Zaragosa Vargas, women constituted more than one-third of the Mexican immigrant workforce. Though women rarely found employment in heavy industrial work, some Mexicanas found 14 q Introduction: A Historical and Regional Overview jobs processing meats and sausages in the packinghouses or worked in candy, mattress, and paper factories. Smaller numbers found jobs as salesclerks or in office work. Although some men objected to women’s employment outside the home because it disrupted the traditional gendered division of labor, for many families it was an economic necessity.

To yield long-range benefits, not self-aggrandizement. Edna Negrón succeeded María Clemencia Sánchez as the state representative for her district following Sánchez’s untimely death. Negrón, Connecticut director of the Governor’s Office of Puerto Rico, settled in Hartford in the 1960s and served as the city’s coordinator for bilingual-bicultural education programs. Pantoja placed the directorship of ASPIRA, her most cherished organization, in the hands of Yolanda Sánchez and proceeded to blaze new trails in Puerto Rican and Latino community and educational advancement.

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