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500 Years of Chicana Women's History / 500 Años de la Mujer Chicana


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The Story of La Chicana Begins
A New Invader Comes
Chicanas at Work Under U.S. Rule
La Revolución Mexicana
Let's Go To the U.S.
The Great Depression, Repatriation, Strike!
World War II
The Movement is Born
Life of a Farmworker Woman
Our Own Party
No a la Guerra en Vietnam
Work = Struggle
Mujeres who love women
Walking the Red Road
Culture contains the seed...
Today's Writers
Música, Teatro, Film,
The Counter-Insurgency
The Land That Came Back to Life
The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
New Worker Struggles
Immigrant Rights
Alliance Building Across Color Lines
Chicanas in Public Office
Youth Are Rising
Not to Be Forgotten
Further Reading
Photo & Illustration Credits
About the Author

About the Author

Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez is a widely known Chicana writer, activist, and lecturer. Now director of the Institute for Multiracial Justice in San Franciso, she has published six books, most recently De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century.


"A much-needed work: this bilingual history describing feminism's role in Chicana women's lives, from pre-columbian Mexico to now."
*Ms. Magazine*

"This history passionately shows that through unity and perseverance womencan make the world a better place for Chicanas/os and, indeed, for peoplefrom a diversity of backgrounds."
*author of Narratives of Mexican American Women*

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