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Recommended Reading List

If you would like to know more about Chicanas, in general or within American History or Literature, we recommend the following books.

Voces Primeras would like to thank Sheila Contreras, PhD, of Michigan State University for this list. Dr. Contreras is an Associate Professor of American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies.

All of the books are available through the publishers and we've provided links to those publishers.

Del Castillo, Adelaida R., ed. Between borders: essays on Mexicana/Chicana history. Encino, CA : Floricanto Press, c1990.

García, Alma M., ed. Chicana feminist thought: the basic historical writings. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette. Doméstica: immigrant workers cleaning and caring in the shadows of affluence. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Poniatowska, Elena. Las soldaderas: women of the Mexican Revolution. Trans. David Dorado Romo. El Paso : Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.

Rebolledo, Tey Diana and Eliana S. Rivero. Infinite divisions: an anthology of Chicana literature. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1993. (fiction, poetry, essays)

Ruíz Vicki L. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, eds. Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ruíz, Vicki, Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.

Salas, Elizabeth. Soldaderas in the Mexican military: myth and history. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

The Latina feminist group. Telling to live: Latina feminist testimonios. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Viramontes, Helena María. Under the feet of Jesus. New York: Dutton, 1995. (fiction)

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