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Latino Americans

Latino Americans

The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

  • Author: Ray Suarez
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101626976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8000
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THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country. Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the Spanish-American War to the civil rights movement. Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others—individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people.

Latino Americans

Latino Americans

  • Author: Macmillan Library Reference USA.
  • Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN: 9780028653730
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 465
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Presents profiles of notable men and women of Hispanic and Latin American heritage, from the sixteenth century to the present day

Latino Americans and Political Participation

Latino Americans and Political Participation

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Sharon Ann Navarro,Armando Xavier Mejia
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851095233
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 321
  • View: 6373
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An examination by distinguished Latino/a scholars of the increasing influence of 37 million Latino/a Americans on U.S. electoral and social movements. * Chronology of key events in Latino/a political history, a multicultural bibliography, and lists of key players in Latino/a American political movements * Tables and charts showing the numerical impact of Latino/as, and a selection of Internet databases and websites for further exploration

Respecting the Contributions of Latino Americans

Respecting the Contributions of Latino Americans

  • Author: Anna Kingston
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1448876761
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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People of Latino and Hispanic heritage are the fastest-growing population in the United States. This book explores the various countries in which Latinos have roots, and the prejudice they have faced in America. Profiles of important Latino Americans highlight their accomplishments. Chapters detail significant events, such as César Chávez’s work with United Farm Workers, and shows how the Latino Americans’ struggle for justice has a positive impact on all Americans.

Latino and African American Athletes Today

Latino and African American Athletes Today

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: David L. Porter
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313320484
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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This is the first comprehensive, multisport biographical resource to concentrate exclusively on notable African American and Latino American athletes of the last quarter century.

Trailblazing Latino Americans

Trailblazing Latino Americans

  • Author: Bill Palmer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293351
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 1990
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According to U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos will make up two-thirds of the population growth in the United States for the first half of the twenty-first century. At this rate, Latinos will number 80 million by the year 2050! This growing part of America's population makes the United States a more exciting place. Hispanic athletes lead the way in American sports. Moviegoers flock to see Latinas and Latinos in movies. Other Hispanic Americans have gained fame for their television roles. Latin rhythms can be heard every hour on pop radio stations. And a growing number of Latino politicians are taking their place in America's government. Learn the stories of some of these trailblazers!

Latino Americans and Religion

Latino Americans and Religion

  • Author: Frank DePietro
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293262
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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In the United States, people of all different backgrounds live together. Today, more than one in eight people in the United States are Hispanic, and Latino communities are an important part America. Hispanic Americans are people from different lands, cultures, and backgrounds—but they share some things in common. One of the most important is their faith. Latinos may be Catholic or Protestant, or they may belong to the Jewish or Muslim faiths; some practice Santeria, a religion that has its roots in Africa. Despite these differences, Hispanic Americans all tend feel religion is very important to their lives. Discover how Hispanic Americans are living out their faith in different ways within the Latino community—and how they are making America a better place in the process!

Latino Americans and Immigration Laws

Latino Americans and Immigration Laws

  • Author: Frank DePietro
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293254
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 1461
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Today, Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States. Some have come to the country very recently—but others have been here as long or longer than any European group. Lots and lots of people still want to come to the United States. Some come legally, some illegally. Illegal or legal, Latino immigrants are an important part of America. Learn about the laws that Latino immigrants face when they try to come to this country. See deeper into the history of America's Latino population—and find out the many ways Latinos are shaping America.

Latino Americans Deluxe

Latino Americans Deluxe

The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

  • Author: Ray Suarez
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698155432
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Special enhanced edition - includes new photos and trailer from the PBS documentary series! COMPANION TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES This is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today. Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country. Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the Spanish-American War to the civil rights movement. Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others—individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people. Ray Suarez is a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and host of the public radio show America Abroad. He has also been host of Talk of the Nation on NPR and a correspondent for CNN. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.

Latino Americans and Their Jobs

Latino Americans and Their Jobs

  • Author: Thomas Arkham
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293270
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 3275
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In the United States, people of all different backgrounds live together. Today, more than one in eight people in the United States are Hispanic, and Latino communities are an important part America. Hispanic Americans are people from different lands, cultures, and backgrounds. Many come to the United States looking for better jobs—and some of them find them. No matter where Hispanic Americans came from originally, the longer they live in the United States, the better jobs they are likely to have. As they live in their new homes longer, they learn the language better; they make connections that can lead to job opportunities; and they gain a better understanding of what they have to offer in the work world. As you read the stories of individual Hispanic Americans, you will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Latino in today's work world.

Hispanic/Latino Americans

Hispanic/Latino Americans

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family violence
  • Page: 31
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Latino Rainbow

Latino Rainbow

Poems about Latino Americans

  • Author: Carlos Cumpián
  • Publisher: Children's Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 47
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Poems about Latino Americans such as Cesar Chavez, Linda Ronstadt, Henry Cisneros, and Roberto Clemente.

Addressing the Unique Needs of Latino American Students

Addressing the Unique Needs of Latino American Students

New Directions for Student Services, Number 105

  • Author: Anna M. Ortiz
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 102
  • View: 4585
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This volume explores the experiences of Latinos in higher education and seeks to shape a picture of their participation that is representative of the diversity of the group and of the higher education institutions they inhabit. Contributors provide information that will be useful to student affairs professionals who serve Latinos on a regular basis. The insights here have implications for admissions, student activities and Greek affairs, career development, ethnic student services, and academic advising programs and offices. The innovative scholars here all have experience as practitioners that enhances their approach to research. The research findings highlight personal and educational experiences of Latinos in higher education; demonstrate the students’ tenacity to overcome economic, educational, and cultural barriers to succeed in college; and illuminate the factors in the college environment that contributed to their success. This is the 105th volume of the quarterly higher education journal New Directions for Student Services.

Latino American Civil Rights

Latino American Civil Rights

  • Author: Thomas Arkham
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293238
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 1955
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Americans with darker skin colors have often faced discrimination in the United States. Hispanic Americans, like other minority groups, have had to fight to be treated fairly. Today, there are millions of Hispanics in the country, spread across every state of the nation. They are the fastest growing minority in the United States—but the fact that they are spread out makes them weaker as a group. Hispanics must work together to stand up for their rights. Learn about the Latino civil rights movement. Find out how Hispanic Americans are fighting for their rights!

Latino American Cuisine

Latino American Cuisine

  • Author: Frank DePietro
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422293246
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 5874
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In the United States, people from all different backgrounds live together. More than one in eight people in the United States are Hispanic—but they come from different lands and backgrounds. As all these people have come to America, they have shared their foods with the United States. Some of our favorite treats—tacos, salsa, and tortilla chips, for example—come to us from the Hispanic American community. Find out how Latino Americans have added flavor to our country!

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Andrew L. Aoki,Kerry L. Haynie,Anne M. McCulloch
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781573561495
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 774
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Content Description v. 1. African Americans and Asian Americans -- v. 2. Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.

Latino American Folktales

Latino American Folktales

  • Author: Thomas A. Green
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0313362998
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 174
  • View: 4547
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Latino Americans have a powerful voice in society and a wealth of cultural traditions. Fundamental to those traditions are numerous folktales. Written for students and general readers, this book assembles and comments on a generous selection of Latino American folktales. These are grouped in topical sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale is introduced by a headnote, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research.

An Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America

An Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America

Victimism Among Victim Group Populations

  • Author: Ronald E. Hall
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441955050
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Racism in America is most-commonly studied as white racism against minority groups (racial, gender, cultural). Often overlooked in this area of study is the discrimination that exists within minority groups. Through a detailed historical and sociological analysis, the author breaks down these pernicious, complex, and often misunderstood forms of skin color discrimination: their origins and their manifestations in modern world. Shedding new light on these sensitive issues, this volume will allow them to come to the forefront of academic research and open dialogue. This comprehensive work will include coverage of skin color discrimination within racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups, and their particular forms and consequences. An Historical Analysis of Skin Color will be an important work for researchers studying the Sociology of Race and Racism, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, Immigration, or Social Work.

Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Americans

A Statistical Sourcebook

  • Author: Louise L. Hornor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hispanic Americans
  • Page: 258
  • View: 2491
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Notable Latino Americans

Notable Latino Americans

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Matt S. Meier
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313291050
  • Category: History
  • Page: 431
  • View: 2512
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Profiles both prominent and important but less-familiar people who have made significant contributions in their fields