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Atlas of Hispanic-American History, Revised Edition
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081607092X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7092-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 256

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
Library Journal "Best Reference Source, 2001"

"...fascinating...well-written and well-researched...A worthwhile addition to any collection...Recommended."—The Book Report

Building on the authoritative text of the award-winning first edition, Atlas of Hispanic-American History, Revised Edition chronicles the important cultural, historical, political, and social experiences of Hispanic Americans through the years. Completely updated and revised, this comprehensive atlas examines Spanish, Native American, and African influences and how they combine in different ways to form the varied cultures of Hispanic America. Numerous full-color maps engage readers with easy-to-grasp facts, figures, and images of everyday life.

Coverage includes:

  • The Roots of a People: the multicultural background of Hispanic America and the blending of races and cultures
  • Spain in the Americas: Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean and voyages to America; the fall of the Aztec Empire; Florida and the Spanish Caribbean
  • Independence in the New World: the Spanish and the American Revolution; Independence from New Spain; Mexican Independence
  • Manifest Destiny and Hispanic America: the Texas independence movement; the U.S.-Mexican War; the California gold rush and Chilean mining communities
  • A Time of Transition: Hispanic Americans and the U.S. Civil War; the Basques in America; the Spanish-American War
  • The Age of World Wars: revolution in Mexico; World War I and World War II; Puerto Rican Americans in the 1920s and 1930s; the rise of the Hispanic labor movement; the Great Depression; the zoot suit riots
  • The Hispanic American Civil Rights Era: the bracero program; Operation Wetback; the question of Puerto Rican statehood; the Cuban Revolution; a changing community: the late 20th century
  • Hispanic America Today: the Mexican-American immigration debate; Hispanic religion, artists, writers, musicians, actors, and athletes.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Full-color maps and graphs. Index. Bibliography. Chronologies. Box features.

About the Author(s)

George Ochoa holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago. He is the author or coauthor of more than 25 nonfiction books, including the New York Public Library's The Book of Answers, The American Film Institute Desk Reference, The Assassination of Julius Caesar, The Fall of Mexico City, and America in the 1990s in Chelsea House's Decades of American History set.

Carter Smith has written numerous books on U.S. and world history, including Presidents: Every Question Answered, Mapping Epidemics: A Historical Atlas of Disease, and One Giant Leap for Mankind. He also edited the five-volume Life and Times in 20th Century America, as well as atlases of African-American and Asian-American history for Facts On File. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Reviews and Awards

"...the quality of the updates makes it well worth purchasing...This edition builds on the well-organized structure of the original to provide easily accessible information..."


School Library Journal

"...provides an excellent scope of Hispanic-American culture...recommended for public and academic libraries."


American Reference Books Annual

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