Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders (Hardcover)

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A celebration of people and pride Explore the achievements and contributions of Latinos in the United States with this illuminating history.

Whether calling themselves Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, Chicano, or something else, Latinos in the United States are a mix of people and multiple identities, each unique, varied, and accomplished. Beginning with the Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century, Latinos have been an important part of American society. They've fought the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and all wars in between and since, and in the last decade, their businesses have grown at twice the pace of the overall U.S. economy.

The most complete and affordable single-volume reference on Latino history available today, Latino Almanac: From Columbus to Corporate America honors the history and the impact of Latinos on the United States. This hefty tome is a fascinating mix of biographies, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, and enlightening essays on significant legislation, movements, current issues, and achievements across a variety of fields, including business, labor, politics, the military, music, sports, law, media, religion, art, literature, theater, film, science, technology, and medicine. A large collection of 650 biographies includes both celebrated and lesser-known Latino stars, such as

  • Dolores Fern ndez Huerta, labor leader
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court justice
  • Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate
  • Roberto C. Goizueta, businessperson, former CEO of Coca-Cola
  • Selena G mez, actor, singer, producer
  • Rebecca Lobo, basketball player, sports analyst
  • Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. congressperson
  • Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, engineer
  • Anthony R. Jim nez, entrepreneur
  • Mar a Hinojosa, journalist
  • Dennis Ch vez, U.S. senator
  • Oscar Mu oz, businessperson, CEO United Airlines
  • Antonia Novello, surgeon general of the United States
  • Geraldo Miguel Rivera, journalist
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright, actor, director
  • Alex Rodr guez, baseball player
  • Rodolfo Anaya, novelist
  • Desi Arnaz, television producer, actor, singer
  • Jessica Mendoza, sportscaster, softball player
  • Nydia Vel squez, U.S. congressperson
  • Edward James Olmos, actor
  • Marco Rubio, U.S. senator
  • Rita Moreno, actor, dancer
  • C sar Ch vez, labor leader
  • Marcelo Claure, businessperson, former Sprint CEO
  • Ariel Dorfman, playwright, novelist
  • Miriam Col n, actress, theater owner, producer
  • Joaqu n Castro, chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus
  • And many, many more

While Latinos are among both the original and newest immigrants, today the majority of U.S. Latinos were born here and most speak English--although most are bilingual to one degree or another. Their influence on the economy and culture continues to increase. Their impact on the United States has been wide-ranging. Salsa has even overtaken ketchup to become the most popular condiment in the United States Devoted to illustrating the moving and often lost history of Latinos in America, Latino Almanac is a unique and valuable resource. Numerous photographs and illustrations, a helpful, bibliography, timeline, and an extensive index add to its usefulness. Commemorating and honoring Latino achievements, honors, and influence, this important book brings to light all there is to admire and discover about Latino Americans



Product Details
ISBN: 9781578597789
ISBN-10: 1578597781
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 560
Language: English