Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821

Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821

by Richard Worth, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez
     
 

As Spanish settlers moved north and Americans moved west, issues involving land, peoples, and resources complicated colonial expansion. Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821 chronicles the settlement of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas to examine the Latino experience through the Mexican Independence Movement.See more details below

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As Spanish settlers moved north and Americans moved west, issues involving land, peoples, and resources complicated colonial expansion. Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821 chronicles the settlement of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas to examine the Latino experience through the Mexican Independence Movement.

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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Many students may not realize that Latinos have been part of the history of the United States since the 16th century; that much of the Southwest was once part of Mexico; or that the 2000 census found that Latinos have become the largest nonwhite minority in the United States. Beginning with an introduction to the Latino-American History series and a brief recap the history of Latinos in the United States, the following chapters cover the settlement of California, Arizona and New Mexico and the Spanish occupation of Louisiana and Texas. Remaining chapters focus on the attempts of settlers in these areas to gain independence from Spain. Found throughout the book, FastFacts have interesting bits of information. For example, the Spanish missionary effort in the Southwest lead to the art form of carving santos, small sculptures of saints or other religious figures, a tradition that is carried on today. Periodic sidebars give additional information about relevant events and people. At the end of the book, readers will find a timeline, a glossary, suggested books and web sites for further information, a bibliography and index. Illustrated with colorful drawings, maps and photographs, this book would be an excellent resource for curriculums which include the study of Latino history and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816064410
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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