Adelita, the fabled and possibly apocryphal embodiment of all of the soldaderas, or women camp followers, in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Though several individuals laid claim to the historical Adelita identity, all soldaderas became known colloquially as Adelitas through their material and moral contributions to the first social revolution in modern world history. This transformational revolution that inspired anti-imperialist social action across the world would not have been possible without the contributions of the anonymous Mexican women that saw it through.
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