Latino History and Culture

Author: David J. Leonard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466454
Format: PDF
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Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.

50 Events that Shaped Latino History An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 2 volumes

Author: Lilia Fernández
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440837635
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What are the historical events most key to shaping Latino culture? This book provides detailed and broad coverage of the 50 most pivotal developments across more than 500 years' time that have shaped the Latino experience, offering primary sources, biographies of notable figures, and suggested readings for further research. • Offers scholarly analysis of critical events in Latino/a history while also providing in-depth primary sources, biographies, and evidence that provide additional historical perspective • Represents an invaluable reference tool for students doing research papers, seeking accessibly written background information, or simply wanting to learn more about Latinos in the United States • Written by expert contributors with specialties in a variety of key fields—media, politics, history, and popular culture • Supplies breadth and depth on significant events that have shaped the Latino experience for the past five centuries

Encyclopedia of Caribbean literature

Author: D. H. Figueredo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313327438
Format: PDF
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Details the lives and works of Caribbean authors in the context of Caribbean history and culture. This encyclopedia includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 20 expert contributors. These entries cover authors, works, genres, historical and cultural figures, themes, and various topics.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

Author: George Torres
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087946
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive survey examines Latin American music, focusing on popular—as opposed to folk or art—music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. • Roughly 200 entries on concepts and terminology, ensembles, genres, and instruments • 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers • A chronology for Latin American popular music

Religion and American Cultures

Author: Gary Laderman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607238X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Author: Bonnie Zimmerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136787518
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.

The Mexican American Experience

Author: Matt S. Meier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316432
Format: PDF, ePub
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A-to-Z entries covers this erumpent minority's experience from the arts to religion, popular culture, science, technology, business, and government.