Library of Hispanic America

Author: Nicols̀ Kanellos
ISBN: 0787615498
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Hispanic Americans

V. 1. A historical overview. Spanish explorers and colonizers. Significant documents. Historic landmarks. The family. Relations with Spain and Spanish America. Population growth and distribution. Language -- v. 2. Law and politics. Education. Business. Labor and employment. Women. Religion. Organizations. Scholarship. Literature. Art -- v. 3. Theater. Film. Music. Media. Science. Sports. Prominent Hispanics.

Atlas of Hispanic American History

Author: George Ochoa
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 081607092X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Text, maps, and illustrations describe Iberian, Native American, and African civilizations and their impact on each other, and trace the development of Hispanic American cultures and their relationships with the United States. Simultaneous.

Hispanic American Genealogical Sourcebook

Author: Paula Kay Byers
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0810392275
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Reference

This text provides historical genealogical information on Hispanic Americans. The book looks specifically at their emigration history and genealogical records, and features a directory of genealogical information.

Latin American Folktales

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307426580
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction

Over one hundred stories showcasing the wisdom and artistry of one the world’s richest folktale traditions—the first panoramic anthology of Hispano-American folk narratives in any language. Gathered from twenty countries and combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America, the stories brought together here represent a core collection of classic Latin American folktales. Among the essential characters are the quiet man's wife who knew the Devil's secrets, the three daughters who robbed their father's grave, and the wife in disguise who married her own husband—not to mention the Bear's son, the tricksters Fox and Monkey, the two compadres, and the classic rogue Pedro de Urdemalas. Featuring black-and-white illustrations throughout, this Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library edition is unprecedented in size and scope, including riddles, folk prayers, and fables never before translated into English.

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698179202
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodríguez Trías, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera

War Against All Puerto Ricans

Author: Nelson Denis
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 9781568585017
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: History

In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens. Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism. Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, War Against All Puerto Ricans tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.