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From the Publisher"This new encyclopedia explores the history and impact of the Latino population in each of the United States of America. Each entry consists of a chronology and historical overview of Latino history in the state, brief biographies of notable Latinos and a survey of cultural contributions. . . this guide will serve to introduce high school students, undergraduates, and general readers to growing influence of what is now the largest minority population in the United States."
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"[T]his work merits purchase."
"The Encyclopedia deserves to be an important reference work in community and public libraries, especially in those locations that comprise 84 percent of the geographic coverage in which people of 'Latin American' background have not traditionally resided, much less accorded a place at the table."
"Given that Latinos/as are the 'majority minority' in the United States, this source is timely and a welcome addition for
many reference collections. . . . This is an important set for researchers studying the Latino population, especially those looking for state-specific information. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
"Educator (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut) and editor Overmyer-Velázquez's Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia is a relevant, one-of-a-kind, and 'uniquely conceptualized' encyclopedia addressing 'the historical significance of the growing' Latino population in the U.S. Written from a Latino cultural perspective and designed to be 'more exploratory and suggestive' than comprehensive, the reference is a noteworthy work that successfully illustrates Latino contributions and struggles. . . . The reference makes an excellent companion to works like The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (2005) and is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Small and medium-sized public libraries might also consider it, depending on community needs. Also available as an e-book."
Booklist, Starred Review
"These volumes will serve as an indispensable resource for scholars determining where and when to begin their studies, and for those seeking to study Latinos at the state or local level."
"The mix of demographic, historic, cultural, and biographical data is both unique and extensive. The prose style employed by all contributors is clear, lucid, and comprehensible to a general reader. …On the whole, this is an informative resource that fills a needed gap. Latino America is recommended for mid-size and large public libraries, and for undergraduate academic libraries."
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"Latino America: A State by State Encyclopedia is a fascinating and valuable reference work. It sheds light on the growing influence and impact of the fastest growing minority in America. . . . Although grounded in scholarship and edited and authored by academics this work should have broad appeal and will be of equal use to high school students, undergraduates and the general reader. Larger libraries where there is strong demand (and equally strong budgets) may want to place the print edition in circulation and use the eBook version for reference."
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