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The Resource Nationalist heroines : Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s, by Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim

Nationalist heroines : Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s, by Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim

Label
Nationalist heroines : Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s
Title
Nationalist heroines
Title remainder
Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s
Statement of responsibility
by Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A group of Nationalists led by Pedro Albizu Campos made it clear that they would free Puerto Rico from colonial rule. A confrontation between the Nationalists and the colonial police in October 1935 left four Nationalists dead. Albizu Campos and seven of his aides were convicted on seditious charges and sent to a federal prison in Atlanta, Georgia. His followers attempted to hold a demonstration in Ponce, Albizu Campos' hometown, and were gunned down by the police: nineteen were killed and more than one hundred and fifty were wounded. Eight Nationalists then attempted to kill Governor, Blanton Winship. Back in Puerto Rico in 1947, Albizu Campos began to plan for a revolution, which he launched on October 30, 1950. A commando unit of five attacked the Governor's residence while others assaulted police stations in half a dozen cities and towns throughout the island. One woman (Doris Torresola) was shot while protecting her leader. The same day Blanca Canales was one of three to lead the revolt in Jayuya. Two days later, two Nationalists, residents of New York, attempted to kill, President Truman at Blair House, his temporary residence. Massive arrests followed and forty-one women were detained on suspicion they had conspired with the rebels. Two of the fifteen women indicted were sentenced to life in prison. Then, on March 1, 1954, another woman (Dolores Lebrón) led three male companions in the attack of the U.S. House of Representatives where five congressmen were shot for keeping Puerto Rico in bondage. Historians have largely overlooked the roles of these Nationalist women. Now the book, Nationalist Heroines : Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s-1950s seeks to rescue the stories of the women who gave up their freedom in search of freeing their homeland"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.082/097295
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HQ1236.5.P9
  • HQ1236.5.P9
LC item number
  • W35 2017
  • W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nationalist heroines : Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s, by Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-345)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Dominga de la Cruz-Becerril rescues the flag -- Part II. Nationalist women imprisoned in Puerto Rico, 1950-1954 -- Blanca Canales Torresola -- Leonides Diaz Diaz -- Carmen Maria Perez Gonzalez -- Ruth Mary Reynolds -- Isabel Rosado Morales -- Doris Torresola Roura -- Olga Isabel Viscal Garriga -- Part III. Nationalist women imprisoned in the United States, 1950-1954 -- Rosa Cortes Collazo -- Dolores (Lolita) Lebron Soto -- Carmen Dolores Otero de Torresola -- Part IV. Brief accounts of other women arrested in Puerto Rico -- Juana Mills Rosa -- Juanita Ojeda Maldonado -- Ramona Padilla de Negron -- Angelina Torresola de Platet -- Monserrate Valle de Lopez
Control code
946788093
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781558766181
Lccn
2016017723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946788093
Label
Nationalist heroines : Puerto Rican women history forgot, 1930s-1950s, by Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-345)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Dominga de la Cruz-Becerril rescues the flag -- Part II. Nationalist women imprisoned in Puerto Rico, 1950-1954 -- Blanca Canales Torresola -- Leonides Diaz Diaz -- Carmen Maria Perez Gonzalez -- Ruth Mary Reynolds -- Isabel Rosado Morales -- Doris Torresola Roura -- Olga Isabel Viscal Garriga -- Part III. Nationalist women imprisoned in the United States, 1950-1954 -- Rosa Cortes Collazo -- Dolores (Lolita) Lebron Soto -- Carmen Dolores Otero de Torresola -- Part IV. Brief accounts of other women arrested in Puerto Rico -- Juana Mills Rosa -- Juanita Ojeda Maldonado -- Ramona Padilla de Negron -- Angelina Torresola de Platet -- Monserrate Valle de Lopez
Control code
946788093
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781558766181
Lccn
2016017723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946788093

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