Latino Chronology

Latino Chronology

Chronologies of the American Mosaic

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An accessible overview of the most critical events in Latino history.
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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Figueredo (library and media, Bloomfield U.) 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. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In chronological order, identifies major events and people in Latino history from prehistoric times to 2006.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780313341540
Branch Call Number: 973.0468 FIG
Characteristics: xii, 154 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm


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