The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Baker & Taylor
Provides information on the experiences of Hispanic Americans in the United States, covering such topics as identity, politics, art, education, health, religion, and history.

Book News
This reference offers over 900 articles, including many biographies, relating the complex history of American Latinos and Latinas from a consciously Latino/a point of view. Oboler (Latin American and Latino studies, U. of Illinois, Chicago) and González (Chicana/o studies, Loyola Marymount U., Illinois) have made a concerted effort at inclusivity, resulting in the thorough treatment of a large selection of topics. The articles are devoted to the stories of individual achievements, cultural and social issues and traditions, significant places and groups, and pertinent themes. Many articles are devoted to political, military, and social groups; events; and issues that concern America's vexed and often racist treatment of the Latino/a population. Each article is written by a specialist and contains an in-depth discussion of the topic, its history, significance, and impact, written in language that will be accessible to undergraduate students and the general reader. A list of cross-references and bibliography follow each entry. The entries concern such major topics as ethnic groups, national groups, demography, race, ethnicity, migration, immigration, the border, language, language rights, religion, folklore, festivals, education, media, literature, politics, the law, environment, and economy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Oxford University Press
A landmark scholarly work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the nation. With an unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, the Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.
Essential for scholarly and professional researchers as well as the classroom and library, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States will fill a void in the historical scholarship of an under-served population.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0195156005 (set : acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: R973.0468 OXF
Characteristics: 4 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm

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