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George rated it it was ok Jan 08, These are the Adelitas and Valentinas celebrated in famous corridos mexicanos, but whose destiny was much more profound and tragic than the idealistic soldaderaa of ballads. When one thinks of the Mexican Revolution, the images that typically come to mind are those of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name lqs the top right of any screen. Trivia About Las Soldaderas: When You Were Mine.

Published El Paso, Tex. This oversized book is a picturesque story of the women who followed, and at times, fought and died alongside their men, in battles that began with the Poniatoska Conquest and continued to the end of Mexico’s violent revolution.

Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution

Poniatowska resurrects their astonishing stories, while striking photographs culled from the vast archive created by Agustin Casasola, whose complete oeuvre is showcased in Mexico: For the most part, they are collections of archival photos coupled with an essay by a well-known writer.

There isn’t even a decent bibliography, although some titles are listed in the body of the narrative. Separate different tags with a comma. The term “soldadera” comes from “soldada,” or salary. Jul 27, Vida rated it really liked it. Las Soldaderas perfectly weds words with photographs as a poignant tribute to the brave women who were active participants in the Mexican Revolution.


Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution by Elena Poniatowska

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Irrelevant information that is dumbed down for kids and awfully translated into English. About the women soldiers you’ve never heard about during the Mexican Revolution. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Only then do we get a better glimpse of what history is truly about.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

This is a great collection of photographs. The images narrate their own stories and, alongside the provided context, become enchanting, almost enigmatic. Thanks pobiatowska telling us about the problem. These are the Adelitas and Valentinas celebrated in poniatwoska corridos mexicanos, but whose destiny was much more profound and tragic than the idealistic words of ballads. Many of her female characters are at the mercy of men. The Revolution and Beyondpreserve the soldaderas’ dignity, strength, and beauty, creating a unique and welcoming volume that reclaims women of valor with grace and precision.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: Still, I found myself wanting to know even more. Pancho Villa does not fair well here, nor do other men who took brutal advantage of — or even murdered — these women.

The different angles shaping the stream of narrative in Las Soldaderas add to the history we have come to know as the Mexican Revolution.

These are the Adelitas and Valentinas celebrated in famous corridos mexicanos, but whose destiny was much more profound and flena than the idealistic words of ballads. One of Mexico’s most widely translated writers, she has received many awards for her journalism.


Preview — Las Soldaderas by Elena Poniatowska. Over time, the collection “developed a near monopoly on the iconography of the Mexican Revolution,” according to Poniatowska.

You need this book. Valued by Emiliano Zapata but reviled by Pancho Villa, who massacred 90 soldaderos one dark day in DecemberMexico’s revolutionary women soldiers have been all but excised from history.

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The photographs illustrating Las Soldaderas themselves are worth the time to slowly digest. Las Soldaderas presents group of stoic, independent women Women in combat may seem a recent phenomenon to some, but to students of the Mexican Revolution the role of women in battle has long since been known.

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Women of the Mexican Revolution demonstrates the riveting, almost hypnotic power of ponjatowska. She was the first woman to win the Mexican national award for journalism. The photos are amazing and Elena Poniatowska’s narrative was passionate and illuminating. You’ve successfully reported this review. Of Carmen Amelia Robles, the author’s description bears reprinting here.