Chicanas in Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena
Rowman Altamira, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
No state has a greater density of Chicano community leaders and politicians than does Texas. This study examines the lives and politics of a distinguished group of Chicana women who have risen to positions of power. The authors profile women who serve in various public capacities federal judges, candidates for Lieutenant Governor, a statewide chair of a political party, and members of school boards and city and county governments. The diverse careers of these women offer rare glimpses of the kinds of struggles they face, both as women and as members of the Chicano community. Chicans in Charge will be of great value to those interested in gender studies, political science, local government, public policy, oral history, biography, and Chicano studies."
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Virginia Muzquiz did NOT admire Castro -- much to the contrary. She had spent many
nights listening to "Cuba Libre" radio shows emanating out of Miami late at night -- hardly a Castro fan club. What she DID love was travel. One of her unfulfilled desires was to go out of the country -- anywhere out of the country -- to see something new, and THAT is why she was saddened that the opportunity to be sent to Cuba was denied her.
-- I am her daughter Elda.
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