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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.

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.

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
  • View: 1997
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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

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History And Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History And Culture

  • Author: D.H. Figueredo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440650586
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Aimed at beginners, this book looks at the history, folklore, and traditions of Hispanics in the United States and Latin America from the 16th century to the present day.

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