Fighting for American Values: 1941-1985

Fighting for American Values: 1941-1985

by Robin Doak




As the American economy grew following World War II, so did the need for cheap labor. In many parts of the United States, Latino Americans and Latino immigrants provided the solution. Seeking political and economic equality with their Anglo counterparts, Latinos joined other groups in the fight for civil rights. The result of these struggles was a new sense of Latino-American identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816064441
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

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series     1
Introduction     9
Latinos and World War II     13
Latinos in Postwar Society     25
New Latino Arrivals from the Americas     35
The Great Migration from Puerto Rico     45
Latino Immigration from the Caribbean     55
The Struggle for Civil Rights     65
New Political Power     75
A Growing Cultural Influence     85
Timeline     98
Glossary     99
Further Reading     100
Bibliography     101
Index     102
About the Author     106

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