Latino Flashpoint
Feb04

Latino Flashpoint

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1823. The Poetry of Exile: Heredia Arrives in the United States

But the English languge is incomprehensible to Heredia. He cannot understand “even one syllable” in the morning paper. And thus his first impression of the United States creates a sense of “total isolation.” Rodrigo LazoUC Irvine The ferocious December wind prevents the ship Galaxy from landing at Cape Cod, forcing it to stop at an island near Falmouth, Massachussetts. José María Heredia, not yet 20 and fleeing Cuba, debarks to...

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La Conquistadora (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Nov27

La Conquistadora (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

The Spaniards fled to what is now the El Paso/Juárez area, carrying with them a revered three-foot wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin that would later be named La Conquistadora. Ellen McCracken UC Santa Barbara Often not recounted in textbooks, a key event in North American history is the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in which Native Americans in what is now northern New Mexico attacked the Spanish colonizers and expelled them. The Spaniards...

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Belinda Carlisle Makes Out with Alice Bag!
Nov13

Belinda Carlisle Makes Out with Alice Bag!

Bag, born Alicia Armendariz, grew up in East Los Angeles, in a Spanish-Speaking, Mexican family. Her memoir, Violence Girl (Feral House, 2011), tells the story of her journey from a home filled with domestic violence and ranchera music to the cathartic, performative violence of the punk rock scene of late-1970s Los Angeles…. Marissa LópezUCLA “Alice Bag was another major force of feminine creativity and vision who also sang...

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Father Quintana
Nov13

Father Quintana

What is noteworthy… is not so much the story of a priest felled by native hands as much as the nature of the two differing accounts of his death from which the epigraphs above are drawn. Marissa López, UCLA WORKS CITED Beebe, Rose Marie and Robert M. Senkewicz, eds. Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.Berkley: Heyday, 2001: 285-286.Vallejo, Mariano. Recuerdos Historicos y Personales Tocante á la Alta...

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