Tejana Historias 

Indigenous Indentations & Transfrontera Transformations


Since Tejana Historias is an ongoing, multiyear project, the bibliography is a work-in-progress. Below are the core sources, which are central to creating, influencing, and inspiring this repository. Students, educators, and researchers are also encouraged to review the numerous digital archives, libraries, and depositories, which have and will continue to inform this research here and join the Zotero Tejana Historias Reading List here. Researchers are also invited to read our Protocols Statement for the vision, creation, and usage of this site. 

Acosta, Teresa Palomo and Ruthe Winegarten. Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History. Austin: University of 

Texas Press, 2003.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987. 

Barr, Juliana. “Indian Women Who ‘Carry Gallantry Still Further Than the Men’: A Barometer of Power in 

Eighteenth-Century Texas.” In Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives., edited by Elizabeth Hayes 

Turner, Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless, 5-29. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia

Press, 2015.

Castañeda, Antonia. Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda. 

Edited by Linda Heidenreich. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press 2014.

González, Gabriela. Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights. New 

York: Oxford University, 2018.

Hernández-Ávila, Inés and Norma Elia Cantú, eds. Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and 

Art. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Ledesma, Irene. “Texas Newspapers and Chicana Workers’ Activism: 1919-1974.”  Western Historical 

Quarterly, 26.3 (Autumn 1995): 309-32.

Leyva, Yolanda Chávez. “‘There Is Great Good in Returning’: A Testimonio from the Borderlands.” 

Frontiers:  A Journal of Women Studies, 24.2/3 (2003): 1-9.

Nájera, Jennifer R. The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in A South Texas Town. Austin: 

University of Texas Press, 2015.

Orozco, Cynthia E. Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas 

Feminist. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020.

_____. No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights 

Movement. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.

Perales, Monica. Smeltertown Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community. Chapel Hill: 

University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Pérez, Emma. The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History. Bloomington: Indiana University 

Press, 1999.

_____. Forgetting the Alamo, or, Blood Memory: A Novel.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.

Ruíz, Vicki L., and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, eds. Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. 3 

vols. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai, Eve Tuck, and K. Wayne Yang, eds. Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in 

Education: Mapping the Long View. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Vargas, Deborah R. Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda. Minneapolis: University of 

Minnesota Press, 2012. 

Tejana Historias urges individuals to check out these texts at your local public library or university. Additionally, support your hometown, local bookstore or purchase many of these books at Resistencia Books Bookshop.