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Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

2008 Edition

  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101213531
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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The popular primer to Latino life and culture?updated for 2008 Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this completely revised 2008 edition provides the most current perspective on Latino history in the making, including: ? New Mexico governor Bill Richardson?s announced candidacy for the 2008 presidential election ? Ugly Betty?the hit ABC TV show based on the Latino telenovela phenomenon ? The number of Latino players in Major League baseball surpassing the 25 percent mark ? Immigration legislation and the battle over the Mexican border ? The state of Castro?s health and what it means for Cuba More than ever, this concise yet comprehensive reference guide is the ideal introduction to the vast and varied history and culture of this multifaceted ethnic group.

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

More Than 50 Activities

  • Author: Valerie Petrillo
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613742207
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that introduce children to the diversity of Latino culture, this guide teaches them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Broken down into sections covering descendants from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, topics include Spanish colonial history; the missions and early settlements in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Texas; the Santa Fe Trail and the United States-Mexican War of 1848; immigration; and the plight of migrant farm workers. Sidebars focus on famous Latinos and language lessons, while projects highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can fill Mexican "cascarones" for Easter, learn to dance the "merengue" from the Dominican Republic, write a short story using magical realism to learn about the literature of Colombia, make a Cuban sandwich, and create Guatemalan worry dolls. A time line, glossary, teacher's guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and websites round out this multicultural excursion.

Latino History and Culture

Latino History and Culture

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: David J. Leonard,Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317466462
  • Category: History
  • Page: 700
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Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.

Everything You Need to Know about Asian-American History

Everything You Need to Know about Asian-American History

  • Author: Himilce Novas,Lan Cao,Rosemary Silva
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • ISBN: 9780452284753
  • Category: History
  • Page: 410
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Utilizing a lively question-and-answer format, a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of Asian-American history documents the dramatic impact of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island cultures on American society, culture, politics, history, religion, and more. Original.

Latino and Hispanic History

Latino and Hispanic History

The Story of the USA's Majority Minority

  • Author: Michael Noricks
  • Publisher: Michael Noricks
  • ISBN: 1478738545
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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Latino and Hispanic history in a handy Q & A format written for everyone. Spanish roots, Latin American civilization and the US national experience are essential components of the modern Latino and Hispanic community in the USA Did you know? • Spain’s presence began more than a hundred years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth and Spain still claimed roughly half of today's continental USA at the close of the American Revolutionary War. • Latinos and Hispanics officially became the USA’s majority minority in 2003. • As of the 2010 Census, those numbers had swelled to 50.5 million, roughly 16.3 percent of U.S. population. • Demographers predict that one in every three US residents will be Latino and Hispanic in ethnicity by 2050. What you will learn: • The forces behind the conquistadors and the empire that stretched from Europe to the Americas to the Philippines; • The historical differences that distinguish people who trace their origins to the Caribbean’s three remaining Spanish-speaking states: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; • The diverse and divergent development of Central and South America; • The reason Mexico ceded half her territory to the USA and why her descendants account for fully 65 percent of the overall Latinos and Hispanic population; • The demographics that characterize the modern Latino and Hispanic community in the US.

The Latino Wave

The Latino Wave

How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America

  • Author: Jorge Ramos
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061748226
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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With a population of 40 million and growing, the United States witnessed Latinos becoming the largest minority in America in 2003—creating a voting bloc with the potential to determine the outcome of elections throughout the nation. In The Latino Wave, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph at the polls. Ramos deftly clarifies these points, among many others, and explains why it's necessary to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos. With insight from the nation's Latino political luminaries and interviews with Hispanics living across the United States, Ramos reveals who these New Americans really are—and what it means for the country.

My American Revolution

My American Revolution

A Modern Expedition Through History's Forgotten Battlegrounds

  • Author: Robert Sullivan
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429945850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and—toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains," and eventually some physical therapy—he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

  • Author: Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412926947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1622
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

The Hispanic 100

The Hispanic 100

A Ranking of the Latino Men and Women who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture

  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • Publisher: Citadel Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 495
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Profiles of the most influential Hispanic figures in America include success stories from the fields of philosophy, literature, entertainment, sports, and education

Latinas

Latinas

Hispanic Women in the United States

  • Author: Hedda Garza
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826323606
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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Recounts the experiences and accomplishments of Hispanic women, especially in the labor movement and other social reforms.

The Cuban experience in the United States

The Cuban experience in the United States

  • Author: Carlos E. Cortés
  • Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 100
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Escondida de la Historia ; la Comunidad Latina de Allentown, Pennsylvania

Escondida de la Historia ; la Comunidad Latina de Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Author: Anna Adams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Allentown (Pa.)
  • Page: 198
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Immigration and Ethnic Communities

Immigration and Ethnic Communities

A Focus on Latinos

  • Author: Refugio I. Rochin
  • Publisher: Michigan State University, Julian Samora Research Institute
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hispanic Americans
  • Page: 126
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For over a decade, Latino immigrants, especially those of Mexican origin, have been at the heart of the immigration debate and have borne the brunt of conservative populism. Contributing factors to the public reaction to immigrants in general and Latinos specifically include the sheer size of recent immigration, the increasing prevalence of Latinos in the work force, and the geographic concentration of Latinos in certain areas of the country. Based on a conference held at the Julian Samora Institute (Michigan) in April 1995, this book is organized around two main themes. The first discusses patterns of immigration and describes several immigrant communities in the United States; the second looks in depth at immigration issues, including economic impacts, employment, and provision of education and other services to immigrants. Papers and commentaries are: (1) "Introductory Statement" (Steven J. Gold); (2) "Immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean: A Socioeconomic Profile" (Ruben G. Rumbaut); (3) "Discrimination and Conflict: Minority Status and the Latino Community in the United States" (Juan L. Gonzales Jr.); (4) "The Demography of Mexicans in the Midwest" (Rogelio Saenz); (5) "Historical Foundations of Latino Immigration and Community Formation in 20th-Century Michigan and the Midwest" (Dennis Nodin Valdes); (6) "Islanders in the States: A Comparative Account" (Sherri Grasmuck, Ramon Grosfoguel); (7) "Emerging Latino Populations in Rural New York" (Enrique E. Figueroa); (8) "Immigration to the United States: Journey to an Uncertain Destination" (Philip Martin); (9) "Borders and Immigration: Recasting Definitions" (Scott Whiteford); (10) "Mexico-to-U.S. Migration and Rural Mexico: A Village Economywide Perspective" (J. Edward Taylor); (11) "Job Competition Reassessed: Regional and Community Impacts from Los Angeles" (Abel Valenzuela Jr.); (12) "The Social Organization of Day-Laborers in Los Angeles" (Daniel Melero Malpica); (13) "Unpacking 187: Targeting Mejicanas" (Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo); (14) "Proposition 187 and Its Aftermath: Will the Tidal Wave Continue?" (Adela de la Torre); (15) "All Was Not Lost: The Political Victories of Mexican Immigrants in Guadalupe, California" (Victor Garcia); (16) "Other Important Points" (Enrique Figueroa); (17) "What Is Needed? More Interdisciplinary Work Drawing on the Humanities" (Denise Segura); and (18) "The Different Faces and Dimensions of Immigration: A View from Midwest Reality" (Manuel Chavez). Most papers contain references and author profiles. (SV)

Princess Papaya

Princess Papaya

  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • ISBN: 1611923727
  • Category:
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Roberto Lobo receives anonymous calls in the night. Voices whisper threats in his ear. His fear drives him to seek the help of Ideliza Mercado, Princess Papaya and Priestess of the Barrio. Roberto hopes Princess Papaya's powerful knowledge of santería will end his torment. Hiding in the shadows is Ideliza and Roberto's deaf-mute son, Bembé. Across the city, Victoria Lobo, a Jewish, Cuban-American poet, mourns the death of her husband, Francisco, until a chance meeting with Bembé brings her closer to her brother and the disappearance that has plagued her family for twenty years. From this web of characters spins an intense story of desire and intrigue, forging the lives of Roberto and his sister, Victoria; Ideliza Mercado and her son, Bembé; and Cooper, a mysterious stranger who is more involved in their stories than they may guess. A corral of unique characters populate this rhapsodic, magically real tour de force: a hydrocephalic child with uncanny spiritual powers, a doctor whose greed precipitates a descent into his worst nightmares, a grieving poet struggling to regain her muse, and a man who fights to survive torture and the neglect of his family. Taking us from the 9-11 tragedy in New York City to the political dungeons in Cuba to the vineyards of Santa Barbara, Novas weaves santería, gender, transgender, sexuality politics, and the resistance movement in contemporary Cuba.

Hispanic Immigrant Identity

Hispanic Immigrant Identity

Political Allegiance Vs. Cultural Preference

  • Author: George I. Monsivais
  • Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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When the news media broadcasts pictures of Hispanic immigrants waving the flags of their countries of origin, Americans become concerned. Are these immigrants affirming a political allegiance or expressing a cultural preference? Monsivais addresses this question by first developing minimum criteria of being "American" by examining historical and current literature and Supreme Court decisions; conducting a secondary analysis of "The National Latino Immigrant Survey" as reported in New Americans by Choice (Pachon and DeSipio, 1994); and reporting the results of focus group interviews conducted with legal Hispanic immigrants. The findings demonstrate that overall they are likely expressing ethnic/racial or cultural concepts and not political preferences.

Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century

Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century

  • Author: David Montejano
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292752153
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 267
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The various protest movements that together constituted the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s urged a "politics of inclusion" to bring Mexican Americans into the mainstream of United States political and social life. This volume of ten specially commissioned essays assesses the post-movement years, asking "what went wrong? what went right? and where are we now?" Collectively, the essays offer a wide-ranging portrayal of the complex situation of Mexican Americans as the twenty-first century begins. The essays are grouped into community, institutional, and general studies, with an introduction by editor Montejano. Geographically, they point to the importance of "Hispanic" politics in the Southwest, as well as in Chicago wards and in the U.S. Congress, with ramifications in Mexico and Central America. Thematically, they discuss "non-traditional" politics stemming from gender identity, environmental issues, theatre production, labor organizing, university policymaking, along with the more traditional politics revolving around state and city government, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and various advocacy organizations.

Books in Print

Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge

Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada

  • Author: Maria Cristina Garcia
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520939433
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 289
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The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the United States, and Canada in search of safety. Over two million of those who fled Central America during this period settled in these three countries. In this incisive book, María Cristina García tells the story of that migration and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. She describes the experiences of the individuals and non-governmental organizations—primarily church groups and human rights organizations—that responded to the refugee crisis, and worked within and across borders to shape refugee policy. These transnational advocacy networks collected testimonies, documented the abuses of states, re-framed national debates about immigration, pressed for changes in policy, and ultimately provided a voice for the displaced. García concludes by addressing the legacies of the Central American refugee crisis, especially recent attempts to coordinate a regional response to the unique problems presented by immigrants and refugees—and the challenges of coordinating such a regional response in the post-9/11 era.

The Key Facts on Diabetes

The Key Facts on Diabetes

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

  • Author: Patrick W. Nee
  • Publisher: Patrick W. Nee
  • ISBN: 1490544038
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 80
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The Key Facts on Diabetes provides individuals with comprehensive, easy to read information on the disease. Covering topics from the symptoms of diabetes to ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diabetes, these Key Facts offers everything you need to know about the medical issue. www.MedicalCenter.com

Latin American Cooking Across the U.S.A.

Latin American Cooking Across the U.S.A.

  • Author: Himilce Novas,Rosemary Silva
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 331
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Describes the cooking of the various Latin American communities in the United States and the influence of contacts between cultures, and shares recipes from Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico