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Burton, Maria Amparo Ruiz de

María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1835-1895)

Brief Biographical Sketch at the Chicano History site.
Lesson plan on California history and excerpt from The Squatter and the Don from the Huntington Library (.pdf file)
Biographical information and teaching suggestions from the Heath Anthology site.
Kathleen Crawford’s “María Amparo Ruiz Burton: The General’s Lady” from The Journal of San Diego History (1984).

WorksRuiz de Burton, Maria Amparo. The Squatter and the Don : A Novel Descriptive of Contemporary Occurrences in California. San Francisco, Calif.: S. Carson & Co., 1885.

Ruiz de Burton, Maria Amparo, Rosaura Sanchez, and Beatrice Pita. The Squatter and the Don. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1992.

—. Who Would Have Thought It? Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project Publication. Houston, Tex.: Arte Publico Press, 1995. Last Modified 07/04/2013 13:36:49

 

Secondary Bibliography ( Updated 07/04/2013 13:36:49 )

Alemâan, Jesse. “Historical Amnesia and the Vanishing Mestiza: The Problem of Race in the Squatter and the Don and Ramona.” Aztlâan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 27.1 (2002): 59-93.

—. “‘Thank God, Lolita Is Away from Those Horrid Savages’: The Politics of Whiteness in Who Would Have Thought It?” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 95- 111, 2004.

Aranda, Josâe F., Jr. “Contradictory Impulses: Marâia Amparo Ruiz De Burton, Resistance Theory, and the Politics of Chicano/a Studies.” No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader. Ed. Cathy N. (ed. Davidson, preface, and introd.)–Hatcher, Jessamyn (ed., preface, and introd.). Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2002. 121-48.

Aranda, Jose F., Jr. “Contradictory Impulses: Maria Amparo Ruiz De Burton, Resistance Theory, and the Politics of Chicano/a Studies.” American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 70.3 (1998): 551-79.

Chvany, Peter A. “‘Those Indians Are Great Thieves, I Suppose?’: Historicizing the White Woman in the Squatter and the Don.” White Women in Racialized Spaces: Imaginative Transformation and Ethical Action in Literature. Eds. Samina Najmi, Rajini Srikanth and Elizabeth (foreword) Ammons. Suny Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, 2002. 105-18.

Dayton, Nancy Cheryl. “Re-Visioning and Re-Membering Four American Women Novelists and Their Imaginative Search for American Identity.” Miami U, 1997.

Fisher, Beth. “The Captive Mexicana and the Desiring Bourgeois Woman: Domesticity and Expansionism in Ruiz De Burton’s Who Would Have Thought It?” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 16.1 (1999): 59-69.

—. “Precarious Performances: Ruiz De Burton’s Theatrical Vision of the Gilded Age Female Consumer.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: Lincoln, NEU of Nebraska P, Pagination: 187- 205, 2004.

Gillman, Susan. “The Squatter, the Don, and the Grandissimes in Our America.” Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues. Ed. Monika –Rosenthal Kaup, Debra J. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2002. 140-59.

Goldman, Anne E. “‘I Think Our Romance Is Spoiled’; or, Crossing Genres: California History in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona and Maria Amparo Ruiz De Burton’s the Squatter and the Don.” Over the Edge: Remapping the American West. Ed. Valerie J. Matsumoto and Blake Allmendinger. Berkeley, CA: U of California P, 1999. 65-84.

Goldman, Anne Elizabeth. “Beasts in the Jungle: Foreigners and Natives in Boston.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 75-90, 2004. x, 303.

González, John, et al. “Strategies for the Classroom.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 227- 44, 2004. x, 303.

Jacobs, Margaret D. “Mixed-Bloods, Mestizas, and Pintos: Race, Gender, and Claims to Whiteness in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona and Marâia Amparo Ruiz De Burton’s Who Would Have Thought It?” Western American Literature 36.3 (2001): 212-31.

McCullough, Kate. “Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s Geographies of Race, Regions of Religion.” Chapter 4 of Regions of Identity. Stanford: Stanford U P, 1999. 131-184.

Montes, Amelia Maria de la Luz. “‘Es Necesario Mirar Bien’: Letter Making, Fiction Writing, and American Nationhood in the Nineteenth Century.” U of Denver, 2000.

—. “Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton Negotiates American Literary Politics and Culture.” In Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization, ed. Joyce Warren and Margaret Dickie. Athens: U Georgia P, 2000. 202-225.

Montes, Amelia María de la Luz. “‘Mine Is the Mission to Redress’: The New Order of Knight- Errantry in Don Quixote De La Mancha: A Comedy in Five Acts.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 206- 24, 2004. x, 303.

Murphy, Gretchen. “A Europeanized New World: Colonialism and Cosmopolitanism in Who Would Have Thought It?” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 135- 52, 2004. x, 303.

Perez, Vincent. “South by Southwest: Land and Community in Marâia Amparo Ruiz De Burton’s the Squatter and the Don and Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s Historical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Alta California.” Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume Iv. Ed. Jose F. Aranda, Jr. and SilvioTorres-Saillant. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage. Houston, TX: Arte Publico, 2002. 96-132.

Pèrez, Vincent. “Teaching the Hacienda: Juan Rulfo and Mexican American Cultural Memory.” Western American Literature 35.1 (2000): 33-44.

Pita, Beatrice. “Engendering Critique: Race, Class, and Gender in Ruiz De Burton and Marti.” Jose Marti’s ‘Our America’: From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies. Ed. Jeffrey Belnap and Raul Fernandez. New Americanists. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998. 129-44.

Saldivar, Jose David. “Nuestra America’s Borders: Remapping American Cultural Studies.” Jose Marti’s ‘Our America’: From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies. Ed. Jeffrey Belnap and Raul Fernandez. New Americanists. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998. 145-75.

Sànchez, Marìa Carla. “Whiteness Invisible: Early Mexican American Writing and the Color of Literary History.” Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Ed. Marâia Carla –Schlossberg Sâanchez, Linda. Sexual Cultures. New York, NY: New York UP, 2001. 64-91.

Sanchez, Rosaura. “Dismantling the Colossus: Marti and Ruiz De Burton on the Formulation of Anglo America.” Jose Marti’s ‘Our America’: From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies. Ed. Jeffrey Belnap and Raul Fernandez. New Americanists. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998. 115-28.

Sànchez, Rosaura, ed. and introd., and Beatrice Pita. Conflicts of Interest: The Letters of Marâia Amparo Ruiz De Burton. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage. Austin, TX: Arte Publico, 2001.

Smith, Walter Gifford, et al. Early San Diego. San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Sun, 1891. Trejos Montero, Elisa. “The Squatter and the Don Y La Literatura Testimonial.” Kanina: Revista de Artes y Letras de la Universidad de Costa Rica23.1 (1999): 41-57.

Tinnemeyer, Andrea. “Rescuing the Past: The Case of Olive Oatman and Lola Medina.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 169- 83, 2004. x, 303.

Tuttle, Jennifer S. “The Symptoms of Conquest: Race, Class, and the Nervous Body in the Squatter and the Don.” María Amparo Ruiz De Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Eds. Amelia María de la Luz Montes and Anne Elizabeth Goldman: U of Nebraska P, Lincoln, NE Pagination: 56-72, 2004. x, 303.

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