About the Book
This third volume of academic essays on recovering the Hispanic literary heritage of the United States features 27 articles by leading scholars. It addresses the broad topics of “Rewriting the Present: Nineteenth-Century Historical Novels”; “Women’s Voices: The Construction of Ethnic Gender Identities”; “Chroniclers, Ethnographers, and Historians”; “Identity and Affirmation: Contextualizing U.S. Hispanic Literature”; and “Using Historical, Archival, and Oral Sources.” Editors María Herrera-Sobek and Virginia Sánchez Korrol also contribute a unifying introduction.
The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project is an ongoing and comprehensive national program to locate, identify, preserve, and disseminate the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from the colonial era through 1960. As a result of this coordinated effort, hundreds of thousands of literary works—including essays, autobiographies, diaries, and letters—are becoming accessible to scholars, students, and other readers, broadening and enriching the academic curriculum.