Hispanic 100: A Ranking of the Latino Men and Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture

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By the year 2000, Spanish-speaking people will be the largest single minority in the United States. And before the middle of the next century, one out of three Americans will be of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. Still, very little is known in mainstream America - including our schools - about our Hispanic heroes and heroines and the enormous impact these sung and unsung Americans have had on our country from its earliest days. The Hispanic 100 celebrates and ranks those men and women from every walk of life who ...
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By the year 2000, Spanish-speaking people will be the largest single minority in the United States. And before the middle of the next century, one out of three Americans will be of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. Still, very little is known in mainstream America - including our schools - about our Hispanic heroes and heroines and the enormous impact these sung and unsung Americans have had on our country from its earliest days. The Hispanic 100 celebrates and ranks those men and women from every walk of life who have made outstanding contributions to many fields of endeavor - science, education, government, labor relations, entertainment, and the myriad other avenues of American life.
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Celebrates the lives of 100 Americans of Latino or Hispanic ancestry who have made outstanding contributions in fields including science, education, government, labor relations, and entertainment. Short biographies of individuals including Cesar Chavez, Joan Baez, Anthony Quinn, and George Santayana contain b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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This reference tool ranks 100 influential Latino men and women. Some were born in Spain; most were born in the Americas. The vast majority are contemporary, but a few are eighteenth-and nineteenth-century figures. The career blend consists of activists, politicians, entertainers and sports figures, writers, a few scientists and educators, and business people. Names include Vicki Carr, Richard Rodriquez, Pablo Casals, Adolfo, and Fernando Valenzuela Arranged from the most influential person Cesar Chavez down, four-to five-page biographies reminiscent of "Current Biography" include background, achievements, and occasionally personal remarks about the individuals' heritage. It appears that two contributors wrote the material because the style and emphasis falls into two main types; one begins with family background, chronologically covers achievements and private life, and ends with influential contributions and personal insights. The other begins with contributions, follows the career, and finishes with awards. In some cases, private life is detailed, but in others, such as Linda Ronstadt, it is not mentioned. Black-and-white portraits are provided for each biographee. The introduction describes the major Latino/Hispanic groups The major limitation of this work is the ranking itself. Specific criteria are not given beyond trailblazing, legendary status, and broad influence. Moreover, it seems that the author and the editor did the rankings without outside verification. Information about many of these people is available in other reference sources, for example, "Who's Who among Hispanic Americans" ["RBB" Mr 15 91], "The Hispanic American Almanac" ["RBB" Ap 15 93], and its spinoff for middle-schoolers, "Hispanic American Almanac" ["RBB" Ap 15 95]. But this compilation about Hispanic legends provides valuable role models, and public and middle-and high-school libraries will welcome this inexpensive first effort.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780806516516
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 1.71 (d)

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