Synopses & Reviews
The popular primer to Latino life and cultureupdated for 2008
Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this completely revised 2008 edition provides the most current perspective on Latino history in the making, including:
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's announced candidacy for the 2008 presidential election
Ugly Bettythe hit ABC TV show based on the Latino telenovela phenomenon
The number of Latino players in Major League baseball surpassing the 25 percent mark
Immigration legislation and the battle over the Mexican border
The state of Castro's health and what it means for Cuba
More than ever, this concise yet comprehensive reference guide is the ideal introduction to the vast and varied history and culture of this multifaceted ethnic group.
"[An] informative and entertaining volume, written in a conversational, colloquial style."
"In a snappy, rapid-fire manner, [Novas] provides loads of useful and frequently surprising information."
"[A] niftyblend of history and pop culture."
Everything You Need to Know About Latino History is a comprehensive look at this multifaceted, vibrant, and influential culture.
More than 35 million Latinos live in the U.S., a number that has increased 58 percent since 1990; by the year 2005, Latinos will surpass African Americans as the country's largest minority. In an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, readers will learn about Latinos and their lifestyle.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-353) and index.
About the Author
HIMILCE NOVAS is the author of six books and has written for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Connoisseur, and Cuisine. She hosts a popular Santa Barbara radio show and has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lectures widely on Latino history and culture.
Table of Contents
Latino: sâi y no -- Roots -- Mexican Americans -- Puerto Ricans -- Cuban Americans -- Dominican Americans -- American of central and South American descent -- La polâitica -- Famous latinos.