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The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary rescue the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. 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.

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Elena Poniatowska

Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution <p>The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary rescue the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. 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. The photographs remind Poniatowska of the trail of women warriors that begins with the Spanish conquest and continues to Mexico’s violent revolution. These women are valiant, furious, loyal, maternal, and hardworking; they wear a mask that is part immaculate virgin, part mother and wife, and part savage warrior; and they are joined together in the cruel hymn of blood and death from which they built their own history of the Revolution.</p> <p>The photographs are culled from the vast Casasola Collection in the Fototeca Nacional of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.</p> <p class="description_box"><strong>Author:</strong> <span style="color: #0b71f3;"><a title="Elena Poniatowska" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/index.php?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Elena+Poniatowska&amp;submit_search=Search"><span style="color: #0b71f3;">Elena Poniatowska</span></a></span><br /><strong>Translator:</strong> David Dorado Romo<br /><strong>Language:</strong> English<br /><strong>Format:</strong> Book (pb)<br /><strong>Pages:</strong> 93<br /><strong>Released:</strong>  2006-11-01<br /><strong>Publisher:</strong> <span style="color: #0b71f3;"><a title="Cinco Puntos Press" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/index.php?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Cinco+Puntos+Press&amp;submit_search=S%C3%B6k"><span style="color: #0b71f3;">Cinco Puntos Press</span></a></span><br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> 209 x 209 x 6 mm<br /><strong>Weight: </strong> 272 g<br /><strong>ISBN: </strong><span>9781933693040</span></p>
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The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary rescue the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. 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. The photographs remind Poniatowska of the trail of women warriors that begins with the Spanish conquest and continues to Mexico’s violent revolution. These women are valiant, furious, loyal, maternal, and hardworking; they wear a mask that is part immaculate virgin, part mother and wife, and part savage warrior; and they are joined together in the cruel hymn of blood and death from which they built their own history of the Revolution.

The photographs are culled from the vast Casasola Collection in the Fototeca Nacional of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.

Author: Elena Poniatowska
Translator: David Dorado Romo
Language: English
Format: Book (pb)
Pages: 93
Released:  2006-11-01
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Dimensions: 209 x 209 x 6 mm
Weight:  272 g
ISBN: 9781933693040

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Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution

Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution

The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary rescue the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. 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.

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