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Author: Elizabeth Salas
Publisher: The University of Texas Press
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 163 pages.
Condition: Lower spine cap lightly bumped otherwise book looks unread.
Dust Jacket: Shelf wear and scuffing. Light creasing along the upper and lower edges. Small closed tear at the lower front edge. Spine is sun faded.
Contents: Since pre-Columbian times, soldiering has been a traditional life experience for innumerable women in Mexico. Yet the many names given these women warriors-heroines, camp followers, Amazons, coronelas, soldadas, soldaderas, and Adelitas-indicate their ambivalent position within Mexican society. In this original study, Elizabeth Salas explores the changing role of the soldadera, both in reality and as a cultural symbol, from pre-Columbian times up to the present day. Indexed.