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Everything You Need to Know about Latino History, 2003 Edition

Everything You Need to Know about Latino History, 2003 Edition

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by 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.

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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.

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Library Journal
Designed for "interactive reading," this book is organized in a question-and-answer format that allows one to look up specific information (e.g., "What Were the Zoot Suit Riots?") or to read from cover to cover. Chapters include the following: definitions and overview; the Hispanic, African, and indigenous roots of today's Latinos; the newest immigrants-Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central Americans; the political impact of Hispanics in the United States; and famous Latinos. Overall, the tone of the work is light-hearted; the all-too-frequent instances of Anglo-Latino duplicity (and even Latino-Latino antagonisms) are treated with a measure of good humor and without rancor. Sources for further reading are current and ample. This is both an informative and entertaining volume, written in a conversational, colloquial style. Recommended for general readership.-Charles E. Perry, East Central Univ., Ada, Okla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452284326
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Edition description:
2003 Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Everything You Need to Know about Latino History, 2003 Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.