Romance Of A Little Village Girl

Romance Of A Little Village Girl

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Overview

Cleofas M. Jaramillo (1878-1956) grew up in northern New Mexico, and her memoir, originally published in 1955, offers a unique and engaging portrait of daily life and customs from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century. The story of her life in a prominent family steeped in the traditions of Old Spain takes us into village life of a bygone period. Jaramillo's vivid recollection of a time when tradition clashed with modernization and New Mexican cultures nevertheless came together to form a richly diverse society makes her autobiography not only the story of one woman's life but of changing lifeways on the edge of a new era.

Jaramillo narrates her life from girlhood through courtship and marriage, motherhood, and her later years in Santa Fe. Throughout we witness her enduring and indomitable spirit despite political upheaval, economic depression, and family tragedy. Jaramillo drew singular strength from her faith and her heritage. She discusses religion, politics, local customs, family, love, and more, recounting in unique detail customs associated with courtship, marriage, fiestas, and hospitality that are so much a part of Hispanic culture in New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826322869
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: Paso Por Aqui Series in the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage
Edition description: 1ST UNM PR
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Cleofas M. Jaramillo founded La Sociedad Folklorica and wrote several books on New Mexico folk traditions.

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