The Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Volume 1

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Reference - 2344 pages
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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.

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2005)


Suzanne Oboler is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founding Editor of the international academic journal Latino Studies. Her publications include: Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of Representation in the United States (University of Minnesota Press, 1995); Neither Enemies nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos (co-edited with Anani Dzidzienyo, Palgrave Press, 2005), and numerous book chapters and articles documenting the experience of Latino/as in the United States.
Deena J. Gonzalez teaches at Loyola Marymount University where she is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies. An historian of the nineteenth-century southwestern United States, and the first Chicana to receive a Ph.D. from Berkeley's history department, she credits her lineage and her mentors for her book, Refusing the Favor: The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999) In addition, she has written numerous articles on race, colonization, representation, identity, and sexuality.

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