From the first Latinos' arrival in pre-Columbian America to the Alamo, Santeria, Desi Arnaz, the exodus from Castro's Cuba, and the 2006 immigration rallies, this volume illuminates the most critical-and some not as well-known-events in Latino history. Chronological entries organized by subject explore categories such as Civil Rights and Protest, Arts & Music, Literature, Religion, Economics, and Legislation. Inclusive of all Latino subgroups, this accessible Chronology is the most current and concise reference source on the history of Latin Americans in the U.S., a must-read for students of Latino culture and American studies, past and present.
D. H. Figueredo is director of the Library and Media Center at Bloomfield College. He is editor of Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature (Greenwood 2006) and co-editor of Encyclopedia of Cuba (Greenwood 2003). He has taught Latin American literature at Montclair State University and Bloomfield College, and regularly contributes to Booklist, Multicultural Review, and other publications.