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Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Maria (1832–1895)

American novelist. Born María Amparo Ruiz, 1832, in Baja, California; died in 1895; m. Henry S. de Burton, 1849; children: 2.

Chicana who wrote The Squatter and the Don (1885), the 1st novel in English to depict plight of Californios after US annexation of California; also wrote Don Quixote de la Mancha. A Comedy in five acts taken from Cervantes novel of that name (n.d.), and Who Would Have Thought It? (1872).

Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Maria (1832–1895)

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