Spanish-Americans/Lives and Faces

Author: David Arias

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412047173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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The history of the United States is made by many extraordinary individuals who gave significat contributions to this country. Many of them are of Hispanic origin and their achievements have not been exposed to the general public. Spanish-Americans highlights the deeds of many Hispanic figures who have made significant accomplishments in this land before it became independent and after its independence. Among them, the reader will find explorers, scholars, mossionaries, sailors, politicians, sciientist, artists, athletes, etc. Each biography gives hte background of each person, the main achievement and other important aspects of the individual's life. As one reads eack fascinating biography, one can glance at the picture of the person, giving the feeling of his (or her) presence. Spanish-Americans provides an additional one hundred profiles of other extraordinary individuals who merit being remembered for their achievements. Abundant historical sources and related bibliography are provided, accompanied by an alphbetical list of names.
Faces of Latin America

Author: Duncan Green

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583673249

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 836

Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media’s fixation on the drug trade, corrupt politicians and military leaders, death squads, and guerrilla movements to celebrate the vibrant history and culture of Latin America’s people. Faces of Latin America examines some of the key forces—from conquest and the growth of the commodity trade, military rule, land distribution, industrialization, and migration to civil wars and revolutions, the debt crisis, neoliberalism, and NAFTA—shaping the region’s political and social history. Green also analyzes the response to these transformations—the rise of freedom fighters and populists, guerrilla wars and grassroots social movements, union organizing and trade movements, liberation theology, and the women’s movement, sustainable development and the fight for the rainforest, popular culture and the mass media—providing a fascinating and unparalleled portrait of the continent. This new edition is thoroughly updated and covers recent developments in Latin America such as the growing costs of export agriculture, the rise of Brazilian manufacturing, connections between the war on drugs and the war on terror, the social costs of neoliberalism, the Argentinian default, the search for new economic models in Venezuela and elsewhere, the decline in direct U.S. military intervention in the region, growing urbanization, urban poverty and casual employment, outmigration and the importance of family remittances from abroad, rampant environmental destruction, the struggles of indigenous movements, and more.
The Faces of Honor

Author: Lyman L. Johnson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826319068


Page: 260

View: 870

Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.
The Martyrs of the United States

Author: Bishop David Arias


ISBN: 9781300423928

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 947

In this volume, Bishop Arias offers us a one-page biography of the one hundred and twenty martyrs of the United States. They are laymen and laywomen, priests and religious, Europeans and Native Americans.--Page 1.
Faces of Latin American Protestantism

Author: José Míguez Bonino

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802842259

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 781

Miguez reflects on Latin American Protestantism, considering the liberal, evangelical, and pentecosal facets, and then explores theologically the tasks of unity and mission still before Latin American Protestant churches.



Author: Peter Winn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245013

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 559

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: "Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald "This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs "A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition…. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World "Balanced and wide-ranging…. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development…. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly
Emerging Faces

Author: Ysidro Arturo Cabrera

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020356049

Category: Mexican Americans

Page: 124

View: 741

"According to the author, discussions about Mexican Americans most frequently deal with culture conflict and social pathologies. Here and there, students working toward advanced degrees undertake delimited studies. Trade and governmental publications are infrequent. Views from the Mexican Americans themselves are not heard. It is the author's opinion that, because we are in an era of cultural awareness, there is a demand for publications about Mexican Americans. The author states that his purpose is to "speak on selected issues as a Mexican American, not necessarily interpreting for all, but expressing a particular orientation in response to events" in the hope that this publication will stimulate readers to inquire openly about Mexican Americans. Along with sections on such topics as treatment in the literature, education, health, housing, the political scene, and cultural identity, the document contains 3 appendices, a glossary, a general bibliography, and a bibliography of doctoral dissertations."
Bioethics and Vulnerability

Author: Florencia Luna

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

View: 653

This book presents some of the challenges bioethics in Latin America faces today. It considers them through the lenses of vulnerable populations, those incapable of protecting their own interests, such as the illiterate, women in societies disrespectful of their reproductive rights, and research subjects in contexts where resources are scarce.
Spanish American Women Writers

Author: Diane E. Marting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313251940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 678

View: 165

superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.