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Author Acosta, Teresa Palomo.
Title Las Tejanas : 300 years of history / Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten.
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Book Cover

 Floor2  F395.M5 A45 2003    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 436 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 10
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-408) and index.
Contents Native women, Mestizas, and colonists -- The status of women in the colonial period -- From the Republic of Texas to 1900 -- Revolution, racism, and resistance, 1900-1940 -- Life in rural Texas, 1900-1940 -- Life in urban Texas, 1900-1940 -- Education: learning, teaching, leading -- Entering business and the professions -- Faith and community -- Politics, the Chicano movement, and Tejana feminism -- Winning and holding public office -- Arts and culture.
Summary 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 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 resource. They offer a detailed account 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 20th 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.
Subject Mexican American women -- Texas -- History.
Mexican American women -- Texas -- Social conditions.
Texas -- History.
Texas -- Ethnic relations.
Related Names Winegarten, Ruthe.
ISBN 0292705271 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0292747101 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 50064976