The Hispanic Almanac: From Columbus to Corporate America

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Visible Ink, 1994 - History - 644 pages
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A first in its own right, this compelling new book honors the pride, heritage and remarkable contributions of Latinos, today's fastest-growing ethnic group. Nicolas Kanellos, a leading editor and publisher of Hispanic literature, offers a rare glimpse into 1,500 historically significant achievements in a wide range of fields, including Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Science and Education. The book's focus is contemporary, but selected events prior to the 20th century are also covered.Here are just a few of the firsts you'll read about: - 1551 -- The first university in North America is founded by the Spaniards: The University of Mexico, in Mexico City- 1937 -- New York's Teatro Hispano, the first Hispanic theater, is founded.- 1962 -- Cesar Chavez begins organizing the first successful farm workers union in history.- 1973 -- Roberto Clemente is the first Puerto Rican player named to the Baseball Hall of Fame.- 1992 -- Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Hispanic author Clarissa Pinkola Estes, makes The New York Times bestseller list just five weeks after publication.- 1996 -- Rudy Galindo is the first Hispanic to

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gration Patterns Central and South Americans and Other Hispanics
Facts and Figures About Hispanic Business Prominent Hispanics in Business
Politics Hispanics in the Political Process Hispanic Voting and the Voting

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Nicolas Kanellos is the publisher of Arte Publico Press in Houston, Texas, and is the author of several books on Hispanic heritage.

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