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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United StatesA landmark scholarly work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the nation. With an unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, the Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author. Essential for scholarly and professional researchers as well as the classroom and library, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States will fill a void in the historical scholarship of an under-served population.
Main database for identifying research literature on historical and emerging issues pertinent to the study of Latin America. Covers social sciences and humanities topics in alternate years. No direct linking to Claremont holdings for pre-1990 items.
Reference and primary sources covering the history and culture of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries.
Primary sources include: editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Includes historical newspapers published in Latin America and South Asia.
Covers the most important scholarly Humanities and Social Sciences journals published throughout the early to mid twentieth century in North America, including some important scientific journals through the 1950s. Broad coverage 1907-1984.