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Cannery Women, Cannery Lives - Mexican Women, Unionization & the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950 (Paperback, 1st... Cannery Women, Cannery Lives - Mexican Women, Unionization & the California Food Processing Industry 1930-1950 (Paperback, 1st ed)
Vicki L Ruiz
R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Women have been the mainstay of the gruelling, seasonal canning industry for over a century. This book is a collective biography. Thousands of Mexicana and Mexican American women working in canneries in southern California established effective, democratic trade union locals run by local members. These rank-and-file activists skilfully managed union affairs, including negotiating such benefits as maternity leave, company-provided day care, and paid holidays -- in some cases better benefits than they enjoy today. The dramatic and turbulent history of their union is a major contribution to the new labour history.

The Practice of U.S. Women's History - Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues (Paperback): S.J. Kleinberg, Eileen Boris,... The Practice of U.S. Women's History - Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues (Paperback)
S.J. Kleinberg, Eileen Boris, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,144 Discovery Miles 11 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the last several decades, U.S. women's history has come of age. Not only have historians challenged the national narrative on the basis of their rich explorations of the personal, the social, the economic, and the political. They have entered into dialogues with each other over the meaning of women's history itself. In this collection of seventeen original essays on women's lives from the colonial period to the present, contributors take the competing forces of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and region into account. They examine, for example, how conceptions of gender shaped immigration officials' attitudes towards East Asian immigrants; how race and gender inequality pervaded the welfare state; and how color and class shaped Mexican American women's mobilization for civil and labor rights. Reading the past with all of the messiness, contradictions, and excitement inherent in real life, this book is a provocative meditation on the state of the field.

From Out of the Shadows - Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (Paperback, 10th Revised edition): Vicki L Ruiz From Out of the Shadows - Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (Paperback, 10th Revised edition)
Vicki L Ruiz
R386 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in community associations--efforts that helped Mexican Americans find their own place in America. She also narrates the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways. Finally, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam.
For this new edition of From Out of the Shadows, Ruiz has written an afterword that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as outlines new additions to the growing field of Latina history.

Traqueros - Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New): Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo Traqueros - Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New)
Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo; Foreword by Vicki L Ruiz
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Perhaps no other industrial technology changed the course of Mexican history in the United States--and Mexico--than did the coming of the railroads. Tens of thousands of Mexicans worked for the railroads in the United States, especially in the Southwest and Midwest. Construction crews soon became railroad workers proper, along with maintenance crews later. Extensive Mexican American settlements appeared throughout the lower and upper Midwest as the result of the railroad. The substantial Mexican American populations in these regions today are largely attributable to 19th- and 20th-century railroad work. Only agricultural work surpassed railroad work in terms of employment of Mexicans.

The full history of Mexican American railroad labor and settlement in the United States had not been told, however, until Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo's groundbreaking research in "Traqueros." Garcilazo mined numerous archives and other sources to provide the first and only comprehensive history of Mexican railroad workers across the United States, with particular attention to the Midwest. He first explores the origins and process of Mexican labor recruitment and immigration and then describes the areas of work performed. He reconstructs the workers' daily lives and explores not only what the workers did on the job but also what they did at home and how they accommodated and/or resisted Americanization. Boxcar communities, strike organizations, and "traquero culture" finally receive historical acknowledgment. Integral to his study is the importance of family settlement in shaping working class communities and consciousness throughout the Midwest.

From Out of the Shadows - Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (Hardcover, 10th Revised edition): Vicki L Ruiz From Out of the Shadows - Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (Hardcover, 10th Revised edition)
Vicki L Ruiz
R2,725 Discovery Miles 27 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In From Out of the Shadows, historian Vicki L. Ruiz provides the first full study of Mexican-American women in the 20th century, in a narrative that is greatly enhanced by Ruiz's skillful use of interviews and personal stories, capturing a vivid sense of the Mexicana experience in the United States. For this new edition, Ruiz includes a preface that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as the growth of the field of Latina history.
The book begins with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border from Mexico early in our century. She reveals that between 1910 and 1930, over one million Mexican men and women (perhaps as much as ten percent of Mexico's population) migrated "al otro lado." Ruiz illuminates attempts to Americanize the Mexicanas, especially by Protestant groups, whose efforts by and large failed; the women instead relied on their own community groups--mutualistas (mutual aid societies), parish organizations, auxiliaries, and labor unions--to help them assimilate. We also read about the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways--forbidding the use of makeup and insisting that teenage girls attend a dance, a movie, or even a church function with a chaperone, usually their mothers. Perhaps most important, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam.
What emerges from the book finally is a portrait of a very distinctive culture in America, one that has slowly gathered strength in the last 95 years. From Out of the Shadows is animportant addition to the largely undocumented history of Mexican-American women in our century.

AMERICAN DREAMING GLOBAL REALITIES - Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Donna R. Gabaccia, Vicki L... AMERICAN DREAMING GLOBAL REALITIES - Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Donna R. Gabaccia, Vicki L Ruiz
R757 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R65 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history
Representing a selection of the finest new research on immigration, American Dreaming, Global Realities explores the ways in which immigrant lives and those of their children are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as "Americans." American Dreaming, Global Realities considers a plurality of very specific historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts. This history reveals resistance and accommodation, both persistent older traditions and Americanization, plus the creation of new cultural forms blending old and new. The twenty-two interdisciplinary essays included in this collection explore the intricate overlapping of race, class, and gender on ethnic identity and on American citizenship.

Latina Legacies - Identity, Biography, and Community (Hardcover, New): Vicki L Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol Latina Legacies - Identity, Biography, and Community (Hardcover, New)
Vicki L Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol
R2,944 Discovery Miles 29 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An extraordinary exploration of Latinas in the United States from the 1800s to the present, this collection of narrative biographies documents the lives of fifteen remarkable individuals who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. Since the earliest
periods of Spanish American colonization, women have claimed public space and built communities, both as physical places and as cultural realms. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, many Latinas used the power of the pen
to traverse and transgress the social boundaries and cultural conventions of their time. Their diverse histories span two centuries and encompass a past of multiple conquests and migrations, taking into account race, region, gender, culture, and social location. Blending insights from history,
literary criticism, and cultural studies, this interdisciplinary anthology re-envisions Latina history taking into consideration gendered genealogies of power as charted through grassroots' activism, literature, education, and economic enterprise. Their legacies rest on the production and
dissemination of knowledge, which in turn reveals much about their own worldviews and historical agency. This anthology profiles Victoria Reid, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Maria Gertrudis Barcelo, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Luisa Capetillo, Lola Rodriguez de Tio, Teresa Urrea, Adelina Otero Warren,
Jovita Gonzalez Mireles, Pura Belpre, Luisa Moreno, Carmen Miranda, Antonia Pantoja, Ana Mendieta, and Dolores Huerta.

Latina Legacies - Identity, Biography, and Community (Paperback): Vicki L Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol Latina Legacies - Identity, Biography, and Community (Paperback)
Vicki L Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Spanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.

CREATED EQUAL VOL 2 & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback): Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann,... CREATED EQUAL VOL 2 & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann, Vicki L Ruiz
R2,245 Discovery Miles 22 450 Out of stock
CREATED EQUAL VOL 1 & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback): Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann,... CREATED EQUAL VOL 1 & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann, Vicki L Ruiz
R2,245 Discovery Miles 22 450 Out of stock
CREATED EQUAL SVE & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback): Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann,... CREATED EQUAL SVE & MULTIMEDIA CD PKG (Paperback)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Thomas Borstelmann, Vicki L Ruiz
R2,791 Discovery Miles 27 910 Out of stock
Memories and Migrations - Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories (Hardcover): Vicki L Ruiz, John R. Chavez Memories and Migrations - Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories (Hardcover)
Vicki L Ruiz, John R. Chavez
R1,814 Discovery Miles 18 140 Out of stock

Using region as a category of analysis, this pioneering collection explores the reciprocal relationship between Latinas and location. In highlighting the multiple ways in which Latinas grapple with their identity, the contributors significantly increase our understanding of how identity is created, negotiated, claimed, and remembered. This pathbreaking volume compares Latinas from a variety of backgrounds, moving the focus from Los Angeles, New York, and Santa Fe to Chicago, Tucson, and Philadelphia. Memories and Migrations embodies the constant negotiation and shaping of scholarship, which mirrors the fluidity of Latina migration, memory, and identity. Contributors include Gabriela F. Arredondo, John R. Ch\u00e1vez, Marisela R. Ch\u00e1vez, Yolanda Ch\u00e1vez Leyva, Mar\u00eda E. Montoya, Lydia R. Otero, Vicki L. Ruiz, Elizabeth Salas, Virginia S\u00e1nchez Korrol, and Carmen Teresa Whalen.

American Dreaming, Global Realities - Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (Hardcover): Donna R. Gabaccia, Vicki L Ruiz American Dreaming, Global Realities - Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (Hardcover)
Donna R. Gabaccia, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Out of stock

An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history
Representing a selection of the finest new research on immigration, American Dreaming, Global Realities explores the ways in which immigrant lives and those of their children are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as "Americans." American Dreaming, Global Realities considers a plurality of very specific historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts. This history reveals resistance and accommodation, both persistent older traditions and Americanization, plus the creation of new cultural forms blending old and new. The twenty-two interdisciplinary essays included in this collection explore the intricate overlapping of race, class, and gender on ethnic identity and on American citizenship.

Created Equal, v. 1 (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition): Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine... Created Equal, v. 1 (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,718 Discovery Miles 17 180 Out of stock
Created Equal, v. 1: Brief Edition (Chapters 1-15) (Cards): Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine May,... Created Equal, v. 1: Brief Edition (Chapters 1-15) (Cards)
Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Out of stock
Created Equal, Brief Edition, Volume II, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass (CD-ROM): Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter... Created Equal, Brief Edition, Volume II, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass (CD-ROM)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Out of stock
Created Equal, Brief Edition, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass (Digital product license... Created Equal, Brief Edition, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass (Digital product license key)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Out of stock
Created Equal, Volume II, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Spiral bound, 2nd edition): Jacqueline... Created Equal, Volume II, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Spiral bound, 2nd edition)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Out of stock
Created Equal, Brief Edition, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab (Digital product license key):... Created Equal, Brief Edition, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab (Digital product license key)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Out of stock
Created Equal, v. 2 - Brief Edition (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition): Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas... Created Equal, v. 2 - Brief Edition (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,202 Discovery Miles 12 020 Out of stock

For today's busy student, we've created a new line of highly portable books at affordable prices. Each title in the Books a la Carte Plus program features the exact same content from our traditional textbook in a convenient notebook-ready, loose-leaf version - allowing students to take only what they need to class. As an added bonus, each Books a la Carte Plus edition is accompanied by an access code to all of the resources found in one of our best-selling multimedia products. Best of all? Our Books a la Carte Plus titles cost less than a used textbook! With its inclusive view of American history, Created Equal, Brief Edition emphasizes social history-including the lives and labors of women, immigrants, working people, and minorities in all regions of the country-while delivering the basics of political and economic history. In this streamlined version of "Created Equal," the authors have preserved the chronological framework and strong narrative thread, the rich tapestry of people and events, the engaging and illuminating stories, and the Interpreting History features of the original text, but have sharpened the presentation and prose condensing each chapter by 25 percent

Created Equal, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief Edition (Loose-leaf, 2nd ed.): Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann,... Created Equal, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief Edition (Loose-leaf, 2nd ed.)
Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,190 Discovery Miles 11 900 Out of stock
Created Equal, Volume I, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Digital product license... Created Equal, Volume I, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CourseCompass CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Digital product license key, 2nd edition)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 Out of stock
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Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R1,896 Discovery Miles 18 960 Out of stock
Created Equal, Volume I, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Spiral bound, 2nd edition): Jacqueline A.... Created Equal, Volume I, Books a la Carte Plus MyHistoryLab CONTAINS OLD ACCESS CODE (Spiral bound, 2nd edition)
Jacqueline A. Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
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Created Equal, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus Myhistorylab Blackboard/Webct (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Jacqueline... Created Equal, Single Volume Edition, Books a la Carte Plus Myhistorylab Blackboard/Webct (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L Ruiz
R2,421 Discovery Miles 24 210 Out of stock
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