Atlas of Hispanic-American History / Edition 2

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Since their first arrival in the New World, the experiences of individual ethnic groups have often been lost in the larger story of American history. Using a wide arrangement of visual tools, this atlas offers a detailed overview of the experiences and important events surrounding Americans of Hispanic descent. The atlas examines in great detail how Spanish, Native American, and African influences combined in different ways, through many historical twists and turns, to form the varied cultures of Hispanic America-and how that history affects Hispanic Americans today. Photographs, line graphs, charts, chronologies, box features, and maps help explore the cultural, historical, political, and social history of Hispanic Americans. Coverage also profiles key events and issues in their homelands, especially those factors that influenced their movement to the United States.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
George Ochoa covers the vast geographical landscape of North, South and Central America in the Atlas of Hispanic-American History. Rich with maps, photographs and other visual displays, the Atlas provides a comprehensive reference for anyone interested in the history of all of Hispanic America, from its origins, and European, Native American and African influences, through the present, and from the arrival of the conquistadors to the impact of U.S. Manifest Destiny, and on through the battle over Puerto Rican independence. ( Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Though the bulk of the text in this revised edition mirrors that of its 2001 predecessor, the quality of the updates makes it well worth purchasing. Approximately 25 pages of new material present information about Hispanic Americans in popular culture, as well as a discussion of NAFTA and the debate over illegal immigration. New color charts and graphics explore these issues, and updated statistics are featured throughout. Elsewhere, the changes are primarily cosmetic: cleaner fonts, a more sophisticated graphic design, and pull quotes in the margins. What hasn't changed is the quality of the chronologically arranged content. This edition builds on the well-organized structure of the original to provide easily accessible information on the vast array of peoples and influences that make up Hispanic-American history, from the first Spanish contact in the New World to today's Hispanic-American pop stars.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
This atlas examines how Spanish, Native American, and African currents combined in various ways to form the many cultures of Hispanic America. In the nine chapters, Ochoa (a prolific author who is the son of immigrants from Ecuador) covers the tides of migration that characterize Hispanic history from the ancient founders in the Old and New Worlds through the establishment and splintering of New Spain to the fights for land, labor, and civil rights for Hispanics in the U.S. Includes chronologies, 63 b&w and 45 color photographs, 79 maps, and 29 line illustrations and graphs. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816077366
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Series: Multicultural Atlas Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Photos
Ch. 1 The Roots of a People: The Many Cultures of Hispanic America 1
Ch. 2 Spain in the Americas 19
Ch. 3 Independence in the New World 57
Ch. 4 Manifest Destiny and Hispanic America 73
Ch. 5 A Time of Transition 97
Ch. 6 Age of World Wars 121
Ch. 7 La Raza Unida: The United People and Civil Rights 147
Ch. 8 A Changing Community 177
Ch. 9 Hispanic Americans Today 195
Selected Bibliography 208
Index 211
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