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Fighting for American Values: 1941-1985
     

Fighting for American Values: 1941-1985

by Robin Doak
 
As the American economy grew following World War II, so did the need for cheap labor. In many parts of the United States, Latino Americans and Latino immigrants provided the solution. Seeking political and economic equality with their Anglo counterparts, Latinos joined other groups in the fight for civil rights. The result of these struggles was a new sense of

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As the American economy grew following World War II, so did the need for cheap labor. In many parts of the United States, Latino Americans and Latino immigrants provided the solution. Seeking political and economic equality with their Anglo counterparts, Latinos joined other groups in the fight for civil rights. The result of these struggles was a new sense of Latino-American identity.

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Children's Literature - Mary Bowman-Kruhm
This book is one in a "Latino-American History" series, written to be "a comprehensive survey of the people and events that have played a key role in Latino-American history." The title and cover photo suggest a lively read, telling how Latinos, in fighting for American values, have made an impact. Unfortunately, the writing lacks energy and is delivered in a dry, encyclopedic style that presents facts and doesn't capture the dramatic, often discouraging, always colorful story of Latinos in the United States. Typical of the writing is a paragraph about baseball, a section that should be exciting and high interest for young people: "In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in the major leagues, opening the door for dark-skinned Latino players. Latinos quickly showed that they were as good as—or better than—many Anglo players" (p. 96). A list of eight important Latino major league players follows. Back matter includes a timeline, glossary, suggestions for further reading, bibliography and index. Color and black-and-white photos, outline maps and sidebars in muted shades assist the reader to comprehend content. Reviewer: Mary Bowman-Kruhm, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816064441
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Latino-American History Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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