300 Years of History (Jack & Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture)
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 456 pages|
|Other Information: ||143 b&w illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 30 June 2003|
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Cynthia E. Orozco; Acknowledgments; Introduction Chapter 1: Native Women, Mestizas, and Colonists Chapter 2: The Status of Women in the Colonial Period Chapter 3: From the Republic of Texas to 1900 Chapter 4: Revolution, Racism, and Resistance: 1900-1940 Chapter 5: Life in Rural Texas: 1900-1940 Chapter 6: Life in Urban Texas: 1900-1940 Chapter 7: Education: Learning, Teaching, Leading Chapter 8: Entering Business and the Professions Chapter 9: Faith and Community Chapter 10: Politics, the Chicano Movement, and Tejana Feminism Chapter 11: Winning and Holding Public Office Chapter 12: Arts and Culture Epilogue: Grinding Corn; Fifty Notable Tejanas; Time Line; Notes; Bibliography; Index
This groundbreaking book is at once a general history and a celebration of Tejanas' contributions to Texas over three centuries
"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
|Publisher: ||University of Texas Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.77 x 15.6 x 2.92 centimeters (0.75 kg)|