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Hellcomeshome rated it it was lsa May 15, Of the many versions describing an event, it is collectively that we may paint a more complete picture. She, along with Eduardo Galeano, has opened my eyes over the years and has given me the strength to fight for indigenous rights, immigrant rights, and the lifelong battle to regain and preserve our lost traditions and culture. If you were a woman, and wanted to help the Revolution, it was best to be with Zapata.

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Andra rated it really liked it Jan 23, These are the Adelitas and Valentinas celebrated in famous corridos mexicanos, but whose destiny was much more profound and tragic than the idealistic words of ballads. I learned of Nellie Campobello, the only female novelist of the Revolution who was also a soldadera, and was amazed that I had never heard of her.

Their faces show a determination and a resolve to contribute to the cause in whatever way they could. They try to do the right thing, but in the end they lose the men they loved and for whom they sacrificed. Would you like us to take another look at this review? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Poniatowska resurrects their astonishing stories, while striking photographs culled from the vast archive created by Agustin Casasola, whose complete oeuvre is showcased in Eelna Thanks for telling us about the soldadedas.


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The Revolution and Beyondpreserve the soldaderas’ dignity, strength, and beauty, creating a unique and welcoming poniatowsia that reclaims women of valor with grace and precision. Elena Poniatowska was born in France to a Polish father and Mexican mother, and grew up there until the onset of World War I, when they moved to Mexico.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The term soldadera originates from the word for the salary soldiers paid female servants to carry out domestic chores while they were in camp, on the road, or away in battle. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.

Pancho Villa does not fair well here, nor do other men who took brutal advantage of — or even murdered — these women.

The soldadegas are amazing and Elena Poniatowska’s narrative was passionate and illuminating.

This book falls far short of doing justice to these women. When a sentry asked, “Who goes there?

Las Soldaderas : Women of the Mexican Revolution

Description The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary pponiatowska the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. The title should epena at least 4 characters long.


They would abandon their posts, leaving the trenches, watchtowers and barracks empty, and head home to their own beds without a care in the world. The images narrate their own stories and, alongside the provided context, become enchanting, almost enigmatic. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

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This single location in Victoria: These women were everywhere in that revolution on all of the fighting sides. Poniatowska explains that “during all wars and invasions, soldiers used their ‘soldada’ a word of Aragonese origin to hire a female servant. The photographs remind Poniatowska of the trail of women warriors that begins with the Spanish conquest and continues to Mexico’s violent revolution.

We appreciate your feedback. Poniatowska offers anecdotes to help us know these women, sometimes using their own words.

Lists What are lists? Lists with This Book. This oversized book is a picturesque story sooldaderas the women who followed, and at times, fought and died alongside their men, in battles that began with the Spanish Conquest and continued to the end of Mexico’s violent revolution.

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