Elvira
ELVIRA is the POIGNANT LIFE STORY OF A GIRL whose family IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES to escape the violence of the MEXICAN REVOLUTION (1910-1921).? Her father, Jacobo Ch?vez,... Más información
Materias:
Editorial:
Ediciones Lengua y Cultura
Encuadernación:
Tapa blanda o Bolsillo
Idioma de publicación :
Inglés
ISBN:
978-0-9989740-1-9
EAN:
9780998974019
Dimensiones:
216 x 140 mm.
Peso:
554 gramos
Nº páginas:
438
Fecha publicación :
01-12-2017
Disponible en 0 librerías

Dónde encontrar "Elvira"

Stock en librería
Disponible en 2-3 Días

Disponible en 0 librerías

    Sinopsis

    Sinopsis de: "Elvira"

    ELVIRA is the POIGNANT LIFE STORY OF A GIRL whose family IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES to escape the violence of the MEXICAN REVOLUTION (1910-1921).? Her father, Jacobo Ch?vez, first found WORK ON THE RAILROAD in Texas and far-away states.? Remaining in El Paso, the WOMEN were obliged to LIVE IN CRAMPED BOXCARS WITH THEIR CHILDREN and to SEEK WORK AS DOMESTICS.? Later, her father found a better paying job in the MEAT-PACKING PLANTS OF KANSAS CITY.? Fatefully, the Chavezes were then RECRUITED TO SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA where the ENTIRE FAMILY ? some as young as five years old ? LABORED IN THE SUGAR-BEET AND POTATO FIELDS.? Elvira weaves into her FAMILY HISTORY heartrending stories of BACKBREAKING LABOR, ILLNESS AND DEATH, and the challenges of RACISM and of LIFE BETWEEN TWO VERY DIFFERENT CULTURES.? TUBERCULOSIS strikes several family members.? Poisonings from BOOTLEG WHISKEY.? RACIAL CONFLICT with Anglo-Americans and Blacks.? SUPPRESSION OF SPANISH by teachers.? Severe RESTRICTIONS ON GIRLS? BEHAVIOR.? CONTROL of family members BY PATRIARCHAL MEN.? MEXICAN CULTURAL PRACTICES: courtship and marriage; fes

    Más sobre

    Hernandez, Elvira C.;Hern ndez Ch vez, Eduardo;Hern ndez Ch vez, Eduardo

    Los lectores opinan

    Valoraciones y comentarios

    No hay comentarios, sé el primero en comentar

    Añadir comentario
    También te puede interesar

    Libros relacionados