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Table of Contents

1. Overview2. History3. Business4. Labor5. Politics and Law6. Religion7. The Military8. Science, Technology, and Medicine9. Media10. Art11. Literature12. Theater13. Film14. Music15. Sports

About the Author

Nicolas Kanellos is the Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Heritage of the United States, the premier center for research on Latino documentary history in the United States. He is founding publisher of both the noted Hispanic literary journal The Americas Review and the nation's oldest and most esteemed Hispanic publishing house, Arte Publico Press. Dr. Kanellos has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the Anderson Imbert Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. He has authored or contributed to numerous books on Hispanic history, culture, and literature, including Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference, the Hispanic-American Almanac, and the Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States. His books have won numerous awards, including the ALA's Best Reference Work and selection by Choice to the top 50 outstanding academic books.


"... thorough yet approachable resource ... accurate and insightful information to counter common prejudices and misinformation. ... Aimed at students as well as the general reader, this volume is recommended ... a welcome entry point to understanding a vibrant ingredient of American life." - Booklist

"... covers 14 categories, including history, business, politics, religion, the military, science, various arts, and sports. ... a valuable starting point for research on Latinos in the United States, who are united but diverse in multiple ways. ... this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States." - Library Journal

"... profiles about 650 key figures in Latino history in the US and details their achievements ... an introduction to Latinos in the US and a historical overview of the major Latino groups in the country." - Book News

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