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Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution

Randy Bond - 8Oct12 3:46AM

I hope Bill will consider adding some of the women of the Mexican Revolution.

They were known as

Soldaderas were female soldiers who went into combat alongside men during the Mexican Revolution, which initially broke out in opposition to the conservative Díaz regime. The term comes from the Spanish word soldada which denotes a payment made to the person who provided for a soldier's well being.The majority of these women led ordinary lives, but took up arms during the war to fight for freedom. Among the soldaderas, Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Margarita Neri, and Hermila Galindo are often considered heroines in contemporary Mexico.

Today, the term La Adelita is used with pride among Mexican women. La Adelita was the title of a Corrido (folk ballad) about a soldadera named "Adelita", and became one of the most beloved songs to come out of the Revolution.

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Woodcut by Jose Posada Mexican Printmaker during the era of the Revolution
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