The Auburn Amazon Who Refused A Gasoline Bath | Episode 21


*WARNING: This Story is Going to Piss You Off*

In the early 1900’s, the United States instituted a policy that involved dousing Mexican immigrants and day workers with toxic chemicals in order to “delouse” them. The practice continued for decades, but in 1917, maid Carmelita Torres had had enough. And so had thousands of other women.

Intro - 7:20 | Deanna and Hannah indulge in verbal shenanigans, and talk about Veronica Lake.

7:20 - 45:22 | Featured Woman: Carmelita Torres

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Ringside Seats to a Revolution by David Dorado Romo:

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