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Soldaderas in the Mexican Military


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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Mesoamerican Origins
  • 2. Servants, Traitors, and Heroines
  • 3. Amazons and Wives
  • 4. In the Thick of the Fray
  • 5. We, the Women
  • 6. Adelita Defeats Juana Gallo
  • 7. Soldaderas in Aztlan
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Explores the changing role of the soldadera, both in reality and as a cultural symbol, from pre-Columbian times up to the present day

About the Author

Elizabeth Salas is Asspciate Professor of Chicano studies at the University of Washington.


"A historical account like this can be appreciated by scholars of all disciplines who are interested in providing a framework for the discussion of the patriarchal conception of 'woman.' It opens the door to the consideration of the history of women as one of resistance, assertiveness, and creativity." * Hispanic American Historical Review *

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