Everything You Need to Know about Latino History, 2003 Editionby Himilce Novas
If you eat fajitas, listen to Selena, have studied the Spanish-American War, read Julia Alvarez, visited Miami, or seen Charlie Sheen in a movie, you're probably aware that Latino culture is an integral part of American life. But most Americans do not know much about Latino history, or realize the impact it has on the politics, economy, and culture of American life. Everything You Need To Know About Latino History covers the contributions of Spaniards, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans whose cultures have given us everything from chocolate to chili peppers, from mambo to machismo, and from Desi Arnaz to Oscar Hijuelos. Presented in a question and answer format, this revised edition includes new information on Central and South Americans, the largest group of new Latino immigrants, the passing of Proposition 187 in California, and how Latino women are playing a larger role in politics and the arts. This accessible reference book is perfect for both the history buff and the curious reader who want to learn more about Latino American history.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 2003 Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.38(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.84(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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This book is a great introduction to Latino history. It talks about all the Latino groups in America, even those which have been given little attention in the press, such as Chilean Americans. I would recommend it as a start to a study of Latinos.
Easy reading but incredibly scholarly and informative. I learned about the different Latino minorities in the USA--their history, their food, culture, nusic, sports...and their remarkable imprint on American history and the world. If you don't read this book, you're not educated.