From the Alianza Hispano-Americana, a mutual aid society founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1894, to the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles in 1943, this first-ever dictionary of important issues in the U.S. Latino struggle for civil rights defines a wide-ranging list of key terms. With over 922 entries on significant events, figures, laws, and other historical items, this ground-breaking reference work covers the fight for equality from the mid-nineteenth century to the present by the various Hispanic groups in the U.S.Rosales chronicles such landmark events as the development of farm worker unions and immigrant rights groups to the forces behind bilingual-bicultural education, feminist activities, and protests over discrimination, segregation, and police brutality.
About the Author
F. Arturo Rosales is the author of Dictionary of Lationo Civil Rights History (2006), Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights (2000), Chicano! The History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement (1997), all published by Arte Público Press. He is a Professor of History at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona