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Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960

Author: Karen R Roybal
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One method of American territory expansion in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands was the denial of property rights to Mexican land owners. Many historical accounts overlook this colonial impact on Indigenous and Mexican peoples, and what existing studies do tackle this subject tend to privilege the male experience. In Archives of Dispossession, Karen Roybal recenters the focus of land dispossession on women, arguing that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen R Roybal
ISBN: 9781469633831 1469633833
OCLC Number: 1000521535
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Mexican American women's alternative archive : linking testimonio, memory, and history --
Testimonio in the writings of María Amparo Ruiz de Burton --
Jovita González stakes a claim in Tejas history --
The not so "New" Mexico : struggle for land, identity, and agency.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Karen R. Roybal.

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Drawing on a diverse source base - legal land records, personal letters, and literature - Karen Roybal locates voices of Mexican American women in the Southwest to show how they fought against the  Read more...

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An evocative read, Roybal's book reminds us that we have each inherited the world in which we live and that, if we are to share it well, we must reckon with the prejudices that shaped it.--H-Net Read more...

 
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