Our Voices: Spanish and Latino Figures of American History: Loreta Janeta Velázquez: Cuban Confederate Soldier, 1st Edition

  • Ash Imery-Garcia
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508185182
  • ISBN-13: 9781508185185
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Lieutenant Harry T. Buford was a respected Confederate soldier who fought in four major battles during the Civil War and later became a double agent spying for the Southern cause. However, Lieutenant Buford was actually Loreta Janeta Velazquez! Velazquez was a Cuban woman living in New Orleans, who disguised herself as a man in order to experience freedoms otherwise unattainable to her. This captivating book explores her unconventional life as a soldier, a spy, and a Latina in the American South who lived life on her own terms.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Woman on Her Own Terms.
2: A Woman in Male Costume Is a Man.
3: Fighting for the Southern Cause.
4: Disillusionment with the War.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.