Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (6 Volume Set) / Edition 2

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First published in 1996 (see the review in LJ7/96), this reference set covers the Western Hemisphere from Mexico to the tip of South America. The second edition presents more than 500 new essays among the almost 6000 entries. The new "mega essays" cover many broad topics (e.g., Hispanics in the United States; economic development). In addition, many entries have been updated or substantially revised. The extensive biographical entries provide hardtofind information on many lesserknown Latin American authors and other cultural and historical figures. Many articles contain crossreferences and include bibliographic sources in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; a thematic outline and a table of biographies by profession also provide helpful access. Color photographs, maps, charts, and other illustrations enhance the text. BOTTOM LINE While a few Englishlanguage encyclopedias covering this region have been published since the 1970s, this work is certainly the most comprehensive and useful on this vital part of the world and includes distinctive entries not found in a random search of other reference sources. An outstanding encyclopedia that will serve a wide range of users from high school students to Latin American scholars, this is highly recommended for public and academic libraries. [Ebk. ISBN 9780684315904)
—Donald Altschiller

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684312705
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 6
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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