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Latino Chronology: Chronologies of the American Mosaic
     

Latino Chronology: Chronologies of the American Mosaic

by Danilo H. Figueredo
 

From the first Latinos' arrival in pre-Columbian America to the Alamo, Santeria, Desi Arnaz, the exodus from Castro's Cuba, and the 2006 immigration rallies, this volume illuminates the most critical—and some not as well-known—events in Latino history. Chronological entries organized by subject explore categories such as Civil Rights and Protest, Arts &

Overview

From the first Latinos' arrival in pre-Columbian America to the Alamo, Santeria, Desi Arnaz, the exodus from Castro's Cuba, and the 2006 immigration rallies, this volume illuminates the most critical—and some not as well-known—events in Latino history. Chronological entries organized by subject explore categories such as Civil Rights and Protest, Arts & Music, Literature, Religion, Economics, and Legislation. Inclusive of all Latino subgroups, this accessible Chronology is the most current and concise reference source on the history of Latin Americans in the U.S., a must-read for students of Latino culture and American studies, past and present.

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"This chronology provides interesting facts that are not found in other Hispanic histories. Therefore it makes for a very interesting read. This current chronology is recommended for public, school, and academic libraries, especially in areas serving Hispanic students and patrons." - American Reference Books Annual

"[T]he author of Latino Chronology should be commended for a fine effort in bringing to light and presenting in one compact source some of the most memorable moments in the history of the U.S. Latinos and Hispanic populations. This handy reference work is recommended for public libraries serving Latino communities and academic libraries that support curricula in Latin American/Latino studies." - Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"Figueredo has gathered significant accomplishments of Latinos and placed them within their historical, social, political, religious and environmental contexts, starting with prehistory and leading up to 2006. He describes the first cultures and civilizations in detail, disastrous and deadly first contacts with Europeans and the process of assimilation with Spanish culture, the ongoing methods of discrimination and the efforts by individuals and groups to counter it, the development of modern American Latino culture, and the continuing themes of race, society and religion that run through modern Latino life. This is very accessible and well-organized and includes a glossary, bibliography and comprehensive index that serves as a good cross-reference." - Reference & Research Book News

Library Journal

Organized by century, year, and event-category (e.g., "Civil Rights and Protests"; "Arts and Music"), this trim but information-rich volume by Figueredo (director, Lib. & Media Ctr., Bloomfield Coll.; ed., Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature) begins with pertinent human prehistorical migrations and closes with the November 2006 election of Bob Menendez to the U.S. Senate. The highly accessible, fully indexed text is peppered with photographs and frequent sidebars highlighting noteworthy quotations and essential information. It provides a glossary of terms and concludes with an invaluable seven-page bibliography. The only Latino chronology to date, this work is highly recommended for large public libraries and collections focusing on cultural studies and Latino history.


—Savannah Schroll Guz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313341540
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Chronologies of the American Mosaic Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

D. H. Figueredo is director of the Library and Media Center at Bloomfield College. He is editor of Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature (Greenwood 2006) and co-editor of Encyclopedia of Cuba (Greenwood 2003). He has taught Latin American literature at Montclair State University and Bloomfield College, and regularly contributes to Booklist, Multicultural Review, and other publications.

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