LA Rebelde: Leonor Villegas de Magnon (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage)
Clara Lomas (Editor and Introduction)ISBN: 1558854150;
Book DescriptionLa Rebelde marks the first printing of the original Spanish-language version of the memoir written by a revolutionary woman, Leonor Villegas de Magnon (1876-1955). Villegas de Magnon was a fiery critic of dictator Porfirio Diaz and a conspirator and participant in the Mexican Revolution. She rebelled against the ideals of her aristocratic class and against the traditional role of women in her society. In 1910 Villegas de Magnon moved from Mexico to Laredo, Texas, where she continued supporting the revolution as a member of the Junta Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Council) and as an incisive editorialist in Laredo newspapers. In 1913, she founded La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross), a corps of nurses for the revolutionary forces active from the border region to Mexico City. Many women from both sides of the border risked their lives and left their families to support the revolution. Years later, however, when their participation remained...
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