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Women’s History Spotlight: Las Adelitas and Florence Howe with Mariquita and Renee

Renee and Mariquita talk about some lesser discussed women from history, Las Soldaderas (or Las Adelitas) from the Mexican Revolution and Florence Howe, the founder of the Feminist Press and considered to be the mother of Women’s Studies as an academic discipline. Mariquita breaks down the contributions made by the soldaderas in an effort to gain citizenship and equality, and how the patriarchy (once again) worked to minimize the work done by marginalized groups. Renee explores the legacy left by Howe, and the impact Howe’s work has had on publishing, education, and the feminist movement as a whole.

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Books mentioned:

Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives edited by Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed

Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera

Books by Florence Howe

The Feminist Press


When Women Took Up Arms to Fight in Mexico’s Revolution

The Real History of Las Soldaderas, the Women Who Made the Mexican Revolution Possible

From Soldaderas to Adelita: The Depiction of Women in the Mexican Revolution

Women and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1020

The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress

Remembering FP Founder Florence Howe

Mississippi Freedom Schools: The Politics of Education by Florence Howe

Essay: Founding the Feminist Press by Florence Howe

Feminism and the Education of Women by Florence Howe

This episode was edited by Lucy Pabst and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"

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