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The Latino Americans by
Call Number: EVC General Collection E184.S75 S83 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Sharing the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others, this companion to the PBS miniseries explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year-span who have made an impact on history.
Mexicans in the Making of America by
Call Number: EVC General Collection E184.M5 F65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-06
Mexicans in the Making of America examines the impact of Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants on U.S. culture, politics, and economy since 1848.
Latino History and Culture by
Call Number: EVC Reference E184.S75 L3622 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
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.
Encyclopedia Latina by
Call Number: EVC Reference E184.S75 E587 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Zoot Suit Riots by
Call Number: Available as an eBook
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
This book traces the "zoot suit", adopted by Mexican American teenagers in wartime Los Angeles, who wore it as their unofficial "uniform" as an act of rebellion and to establish their cultural identity. It provides important historic events and their subsequent cultural and political influences on the Mexican American experience, especially the activist and reform efforts designed to prevent similar future injustices.
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