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Five Hundred Years of Chicano History in Pictures: 500 Anos del Pueblo Chicano

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Named the 2009 AAUP Best of the Best - Outstanding Book Distinction

The history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas.

500 Years of Chicana Women’s History offers a powerful antid
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Published by Southwest Organizing Project (first published June 1990)
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This was great, I enjoyed it.

It's stunning that this was (still is?) a banned book in some southwest schools of the United States.

Their coverage primarily focuses on a history of women participating in progressive, radical and labor causes with a little bit of the arts and mainstream politics included toward the end. It would have been nice to see coverage of women who worked in other areas as well, such as science, philosophy, more of the arts, etc.

Most of the biographies are a paragraph or tw
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Valerie
Mar 25, 2009 Valerie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Cihuatl Tonali making the history books of Xicanas by a Xicana Xingona!
Rocio
Dec 15, 2014 Rocio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very empowering learning of all the Chicanas that made a differences in our lives. These Chicanas fought for freedom, liberty, and justice for all people of Mexican decent. It was really inspiring to learn history of my people and history I can relate to. I recommend this book to all people that want to learn Chicana history.
Sarah
Mar 21, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book by an amazing author.....I was lucky enough to meet her today and hear her speak....Her voice is strong, her passion even stronger....this is a woman who is living history...she has been at and seen so many interesting events that has help shaped the reality of today...and has fought the fight to give us the ability to keep fighting..
Laura
Sep 05, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We have been systematically erased from history- this book is a refusal of that erasure... an assertion of power and struggle... a treasure to be passed on to the current and future generations
Graciela
This book was awesome - it serves as a timeline which gives detail information about the Chicana Movement. Good read indeed :)
Reuben
Jun 22, 2013 Reuben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Chicano Studies classic.
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Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez (born 1925) is a Chicana feminist and a long-time community organizer, activist, author, and educator. She has written numerous books and articles on different topics relating to social movements in the Americas. Her best-known work is the bilingual 500 years of Chicano History in Pictures, which later formed the basis for the educational video ¡Viva la Causa! 500 Years ...more
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