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The Resource Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960, Karen R. Roybal

Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960, Karen R. Roybal

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Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960
Title
Archives of dispossession
Title remainder
recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960
Statement of responsibility
Karen R. Roybal
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Language
eng
Summary
"One method of American territory expansion in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands was the denial of property rights to Mexican land owners. Many historical accounts overlook this colonial impact on Indigenous and Mexican peoples, and what existing studies do tackle this subject tend to privilege the male experience. In Archives of Dispossession, Karen Roybal recenters the focus of land dispossession on women, arguing that gender, sometimes more than race, dictated legal concepts of property ownership and individual autonomy. Drawing on a diverse source base - legal land records, personal letters, and literary works - Roybal reveals voices of Mexican women in the Southwest and how they fought against the erasure of their rights, both as women and as Indigenous landowners. Woven throughout Roybal's analysis are these women's testimonies - their stories focusing on inheritance, property rights, and sovereignty. Roybal positions these testimonios as an alternate archive that illustrates the myriad ways in which multiple layers of dispossession - and the changes of property ownership in Mexican law - affected the formation of Mexicana identity"--
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Roybal, Karen R
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
Label
Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960, Karen R. Roybal
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Publication
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9781469633824
Lccn
2017005573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973199804
Label
Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960, Karen R. Roybal
Publication
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9781469633824
Lccn
2017005573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973199804

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