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Las Tejanas 300 Years of History Synopsis

Winner, Texas Reference Source Award, Reference Round Table, Texas Library Association, 2003 T.R. Fehrenbach Award, Texas Historical Commission, 2004 Since the early 1700s, women of Spanish/Mexican origin or descent have played a central, if often unacknowledged, role in Texas history. Tejanas have been community builders, political and religious leaders, founders of organizations, committed trade unionists, innovative educators, astute businesswomen, experienced professionals, and highly original artists. Giving their achievements the recognition they have long deserved, this groundbreaking book is at once a general history and a celebration of Tejanas' contributions to Texas over three centuries. The authors have gathered and distilled a wide range of information to create this important resource. They offer one of the first detailed accounts of Tejanas' lives in the colonial period and from the Republic of Texas up to 1900. Drawing on the fuller documentation that exists for the twentieth century, they also examine many aspects of the modern Tejana experience, including Tejanas' contributions to education, business and the professions, faith and community, politics, and the arts. A large selection of photographs, a historical timeline, and profiles of fifty notable Tejanas complete the volume and assure its usefulness for a broad general audience, as well as for educators and historians.

Las Tejanas 300 Years of History Press Reviews

No other works which combine so much material on Hispanic women have been published in the past, and I know of none in the offing... This will be an excellent sourcebook for anyone interested in the many Tejanas who overcame adversity to succeed as businesswomen, professionals, educators, and politicians. Carolina Castillo Crimm, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780292705272
Publication date: 1st April 2003
Author: Teresa Palomo Acosta, Ruthe Winegarten
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 456 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Cultural studies,

About Teresa Palomo Acosta, Ruthe Winegarten

Teresa Palomo Acosta is a Chicana poet who was formerly a research associate with the Texas State Historical Association. She lives in Austin. Ruthe Winegarten was the author of eleven books, including Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph.

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