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The Resource The rebel, Leonor Villegas de Magnón ; edited and introduced by Clara Lomas

The rebel, Leonor Villegas de Magnón ; edited and introduced by Clara Lomas

Label
The rebel
Title
The rebel
Statement of responsibility
Leonor Villegas de Magnón ; edited and introduced by Clara Lomas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Rebel is the memoir of a revolutionary woman, Leonor Villegas de Magnon (1876-1955), who was a fiery critic of dictator Porfirio Diaz and a conspirator and participant in the Mexican Revolution. Villegas de Magnon rebelled against the ideals of her aristocratic class and against the traditional role of women in her society. In 1910 Villegas moved from Mexico to Laredo, Texas, where she continued supporting the revolution as a member of the Junta Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Council) and as a fiery editorialist in Laredo newspapers. In 1913, she founded La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross) to serve as a corps of nurses for the revolutionary forces active from the border region to Mexico City. Many women like Villegas de Magnon from both sides of the border risked their lives and left their families to support the revolution. Years later, however, when their participation had still been unacknowledged and was running the risk of being forgotten, Villegas de Magnon decided to write her personal account of this history. The Rebel covers the period from 1876 through 1920, documenting the heroic actions of the women. Written in the third person with a romantic fervor, the narrative interweaves autobiography with the story of La Cruz Blanca. Until now Villegas de Magnon's written contributions have remained virtually unrecognized - peripheral to both Mexico and the United States, fragmented by a border. Not only does her work attest to the vitality, strength and involvement of women in sociopolitical concerns, but it also stands as one of the very few written documents that consciously challenges stereotyped misconceptions of Mexican Americans held by both Mexicans and Anglo-Americans
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Villegas de Magnón, Leonor
Dewey number
  • 973/.046872/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
V53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lomas, Clara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villegas de Magnón, Leonor
  • Mexican American women
  • Feminists
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Women journalists
  • Feminists
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
The rebel, Leonor Villegas de Magnón ; edited and introduced by Clara Lomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Recovering the U.S. Hispanic literary heritage"--Cover
Bar code
31223038776747
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Introduction xi -- The Rebel -- The Rebel Is a Girl 3 -- L eif at Rancho San Francisco 8 -- "V" is for Villegas 15 -- Two Hands Are Burned 22 -- Second M arriage for Don Joaqum 37 -- Adolpho Comes into the Rebel's Life 56 -- A Blessing for the Rebel 70 -- Revolution across the River 80 -- Laredo and the Constitutionalistas 93 -- The Rebel Meets Carranza 107 -- Villa, the People's dol 120 -- "The Girl Whom the Sergeant Adored" 133 -- The Rebel Is Concerned 145 -- Supper with Angeles 154 -- The White Cross Is Nationalized 165 -- R esignation 190 -- W-a Flares Again 202 -- Fitful Winds of Dissension 212 -- The Pattern Is Completed 2 223 -- Appendix I -- Chronology of Events Surrounding the Mexican Revolution .231 -- Appendix II -- Bio-Bibliography of Historical Characters 247 -- Appendix III -- Autobiographies of the Mexican Revolution Published -- between 1920-1955 285 -- Appendix IV -- G lo ssary 288 -- Appendix V -- OnomastiL Index 1290
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
lvi, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558850569
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 27815084
  • DBSRVR::LCMARC/AQV-6779/DAVIDMACF
Label
The rebel, Leonor Villegas de Magnón ; edited and introduced by Clara Lomas
Publication
Note
"Recovering the U.S. Hispanic literary heritage"--Cover
Bar code
31223038776747
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Introduction xi -- The Rebel -- The Rebel Is a Girl 3 -- L eif at Rancho San Francisco 8 -- "V" is for Villegas 15 -- Two Hands Are Burned 22 -- Second M arriage for Don Joaqum 37 -- Adolpho Comes into the Rebel's Life 56 -- A Blessing for the Rebel 70 -- Revolution across the River 80 -- Laredo and the Constitutionalistas 93 -- The Rebel Meets Carranza 107 -- Villa, the People's dol 120 -- "The Girl Whom the Sergeant Adored" 133 -- The Rebel Is Concerned 145 -- Supper with Angeles 154 -- The White Cross Is Nationalized 165 -- R esignation 190 -- W-a Flares Again 202 -- Fitful Winds of Dissension 212 -- The Pattern Is Completed 2 223 -- Appendix I -- Chronology of Events Surrounding the Mexican Revolution .231 -- Appendix II -- Bio-Bibliography of Historical Characters 247 -- Appendix III -- Autobiographies of the Mexican Revolution Published -- between 1920-1955 285 -- Appendix IV -- G lo ssary 288 -- Appendix V -- OnomastiL Index 1290
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
lvi, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558850569
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 27815084
  • DBSRVR::LCMARC/AQV-6779/DAVIDMACF

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