Atlas of Hispanic-American History

Atlas of Hispanic-American History

by Carter Smith Lena (With), George Ochoa


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Since their first arrival in the New World, the experiences of individual ethnic groups have often been lost in the larger story of American history. Using a wide arrangement of visual tools, this atlas offers a detailed overview of the experiences and important events surrounding Americans of Hispanic descent. The atlas examines in great detail how Spanish, Native American, and African influences combined in different ways, through many historical twists and turns, to form the varied cultures of Hispanic America-and how that history affects Hispanic Americans today. Photographs, line graphs, charts, chronologies, box features, and maps help explore the cultural, historical, political, and social history of Hispanic Americans. Coverage also profiles key events and issues in their homelands, especially those factors that influenced their movement to the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816070923
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Series: Multicultural Atlas Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents

Note on Photosvi
Chapter 1The Roots of a People: The Many Cultures of Hispanic America1
Chapter 2Spain in the Americas19
Chapter 3Independence in the New World57
Chapter 4Manifest Destiny and Hispanic America73
Chapter 5A Time of Transition97
Chapter 6Age of World Wars121
Chapter 7La Raza Unida: The United People and Civil Rights147
Chapter 8A Changing Community177
Chapter 9Hispanic Americans Today195
Selected Bibliography208

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