Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Making Americans: Jews and the Broadway Musical. ... Bernard L. A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, ...

Author: Thomas A. Greenfield

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313342653

Category: Performing Arts

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This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes
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Latin Music Musicians Genres and Themes 2 volumes

Broadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2010. Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythm and Roots of Latin ...

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313343964

Category: Social Science

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This definitive two-volume encyclopedia of Latin music spans 5 centuries and 25 countries, showcasing musicians from Celia Cruz to Plácido Domingo and describing dozens of rhythms and essential themes. • Covers nearly every conceivable aspect of Latin music across almost 1,000 pages of insightful, authoritative information • Makes clear to readers how diverse and varied "Latin music" is in its integration of influences as unexpected as the Arab world and Russia, and results from European and aboriginal cultures intermingling throughout history • Examines why the United States in general continues to be the epicenter of Latin music and how cities such as New York and Los Angeles influence modern Latin music
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Encyclopedia of the Sixties A Decade of Culture and Counterculture 2 volumes

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess ... It later moved to the Broadway Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 1,314 ...

Author: Abbe A. Debolt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801020

Category: Social Science

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Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography
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World War II and the Postwar Years in America A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia 2 volumes

A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia William H. Young Jr., Nancy K. Young ... and Dim-Outs; Broadway Shows (Musicals); Comedies (Film); Drama (Film); ...

Author: William H. Young Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313356537

Category: History

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More than 150 articles provide a revealing look at one of the most tempestuous decades in recent American history, describing the everyday activities of Americans as they dealt first with war, and then a difficult transition to peace and prosperity. • Approximately 175 A–Z entries on everyday life and popular culture in the United States, 1940–1950 • An extensive timeline of events during the covered decade • Numerous photographs that highlight article content • Charts listing pertinent statistics and/or related information • Selected readings accompanying each article • An extensive bibliography of print, aural, and electronic resources and a guide to related topics
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Culture and Customs of the United States 2 volumes

Broadway: An Encyclopedia Guide to the History, People and Places of Times Square. New York: Zeisler Group, 1991. Bordman, Gerald. American Theater:A ...

Author: Benjamin F. Shearer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313083372

Category: Social Science

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American life and culture is truly unique in that it was born from many other cultures around the world. When immigrants migrated to the Land of Opportunity, they brought with them pieces of their own heritage: foods, religions, holidays, festivals, music, and art, just to name a few. Through time, these customs have developed into what we now know as American life. Explore how even within the US, various cultures and customs differ from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. Discover how many religions are practiced all over the country, and how each sect differs in its celebration. Learn how gender plays an important role in American society, and how things have changed and progressed in the past century. Readers will learn about American holidays-religious, federal, and even those fabricated by Hallmark and television! Sports, leisure activities, and fashion also play a major role in American culture, as discussed in this all-encompassing work. Discover how American cuisine has evolved from other cultures, such as Italian, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, and West Africa, and how each region has its own indigenous dishes, including New England clam chowder, Southern jambalaya, and Mid-western lutefisk. Contemporary and classic literature is also discussed, along with the evolution of poetry. Readers will learn about the development of mass media, as well as the growth of cinema and films from the first silent film to today's popular blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. Music and dance are also discussed in detail, covering the New York Philharmonic to Woodstock. Contemporary art and architecture is discussed as well as types of housing across all the regions of the U.S. This unique two-volume addition to the Culture and Customs of the World series gives high school students, both national and international, the chance to examine the United States from the outside in. The mosaic of American culture comes to life in this expansive yet detailed study of what makes the United States a complex blend of customs and traditions. Each volume in this comprehensive two-volume study offers chapters that detail how American life was born and how it has grown, covering the history of customs as well as how traditions are now celebrated in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Narrative chapters include the following:
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.
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100 Entertainers Who Changed America An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries 2 volumes

Many of the Broadway musicals staged today are the result of the influence of Andrew Lloyd Webber. When he challenged the theater stage with a mishmash of ...

Author: Robert C. Sickels

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598848311

Category: Social Science

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This fascinating and thought-provoking read challenges readers to consider entertainers and entertainment in new ways, and highlights figures from outside the worlds of film, television, and music as influential "pop stars."
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Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Superheroes on Stage Despite the enormous popularity of superheroes in contemporary popular culture, plays featuring superheroes are quite rare. Only two ...

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866173

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole
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The World of Jim Crow America A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

LIVE THEATER African Americans have been contributing to American theater both on stage and ... racial violence, and popular cultural misrepresentations.

Author: Steven A. Reich

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850813

Category: History

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This two-volume set is a thematically-arranged encyclopedia covering the social, political, and material culture of America during the Jim Crow Era. • Gives readers hard to find but important details about the daily lives of African Americans during the Jim Crow era • Offers insights based on social history into the daily experiences of the average person, engaging students' curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life under Jim Crow • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, and spirituality • Provides a general introduction to each volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and non-print resources
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Volume 2: The Americas Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano ... Historical Guide to Children's Theatre in America. ... Lighting Design on Broadway.

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.
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50 Events that Shaped Latino History An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 2 volumes

Two years later, a revised version of the show opened off-Broadway at 37Arts in ... In the Heights does not use Latin American culture to suggest exoticism.

Author: Lilia Fernández

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837630

Category: Social Science

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What are the historical events most key to shaping Latino culture? This book provides detailed and broad coverage of the 50 most pivotal developments across more than 500 years' time that have shaped the Latino experience, offering primary sources, biographies of notable figures, and suggested readings for further research. • Offers scholarly analysis of critical events in Latino/a history while also providing in-depth primary sources, biographies, and evidence that provide additional historical perspective • Represents an invaluable reference tool for students doing research papers, seeking accessibly written background information, or simply wanting to learn more about Latinos in the United States • Written by expert contributors with specialties in a variety of key fields—media, politics, history, and popular culture • Supplies breadth and depth on significant events that have shaped the Latino experience for the past five centuries
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Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture 2 volumes

In 1957, when he was back in America, Baldwin went to the southern states for the ... Broadway until it was finally staged at the Barrymore Theatre in 1965.

Author: Eric Martone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313344497

Category: History

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Blacks have played a significant part in European civilization since ancient times. This encyclopedia illuminates blacks in European history, literature, and popular culture. It emphasizes the considerable scope of black influence in, and contributions to, European culture. The first blacks arrived in Europe as slaves and later as laborers and soldiers, and black immigrants today along with others are transforming Europe into multicultural states. This indispensable set expands our knowledge of blacks in Western civilization. More than 350 essay entries introduce students and other readers to the white European response to blacks in their countries, the black experiences and impact there, and the major interactions between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States that resulted in the settling of blacks in Europe. The range of information presented is impressive, with entries on noted European political, literary, and cultural figures of black descent from ancient times to the present, major literary works that had a substantial impact on European perceptions of blacks, black holidays and festivals, the struggle for civil equality for blacks, the role and influence of blacks in contemporary European popular culture, black immigration to Europe, black European identity, and much more. Offered as well are entries on organizations that contributed to the development of black political and social rights in Europe, representations of blacks in European art and cultural symbols, and European intellectual and scientific theories on blacks. Individual entries on Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe include historical overviews of the presence and contributions of blacks and discussion of country's role in the African slave trade and abolition and its colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading accompany each entry. A chronology, resource guide, and photos complement the text.
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The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

The American musical, like America itself, has grown out of the participation and influence of a variety of cultures. From the early years of the art form, ...

Author: Mark A. Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440800979

Category: Social Science

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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical
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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance A J

Henderson , Mary C. Theatre in America . New York : Abrams , pp . 269–270 . " How Colored Players in Serious Drama Are Received on Broadway .

Author: Cary D. Wintz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579584578

Category: African American arts

Page: 1341

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An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index Irving Brown (Consulting ... Staging difference: cultural pluralism in American theater and drama.

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
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Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture

Feiffer: The Collected Works, Volumes 1, 2, 3. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 1989. Surrence, Matthew. ''Jules Feiffer Draws Curtain on Theater, ...

Author: Jack R. Fischel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313087349

Category: Social Science

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This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.
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The American Middle Class An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty 2 volumes

Audience surveys by cultural institutions have become much more common since ... on audiences for Broadway and the touring professional theater since 1997.

Author: Robert S. Rycroft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697583

Category: History

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What is the "American Dream"? This book's author argues that contrary to what many believe, it is not achieving the wealth necessary to enter the top one percent but rather becoming members of the great middle class by dint of hard work and self-discipline. • Includes content related to all the themes of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and the Common Core requirements for primary documents and critical thinking exercises • Focuses on the intersections of middle class society to current issues of interest and policy debates, including diversity, gender, taxation, race, minimum wage, unions, student loan interest rates, school closings, and labor issues • Documents the perspectives of the major economists of each era on the middle class
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The World of Antebellum America A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Such studios were richly decorated and appointed, similar to theaters of the time ... Americans representing a diverse cross section of society and culture, ...

Author: Alexandra Kindell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837111

Category: History

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This set provides insight into the lives of ordinary Americans free and enslaved, in farms and cities, in the North and the South, who lived during the years of 1815 to 1860. • Provides intimate details about the personal lives of Americans during the Antebellum Era • Demonstrates the diversity of the American experience in the years before the Civil War • Makes clear how hard Americans worked to build their lives while still participating in the democratic process • Explores how Americans dealt with the daily demands of life as national and regional issues created insecurity and instability • Includes 40 primary source documents with detailed introductions to realize Antebellum America
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The Jim Crow Encyclopedia Greenwood Milestones in African American History 2 volumes

Greenwood Milestones in African American History Nikki L. M. Brown, ... embarked on an acting and musical career with the American Negro Theatre troupe.

Author: Nikki L. M. Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313341823

Category: Social Science

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Jim Crow refers to a set of laws in many states, predominantly in the South, after the end of Reconstruction in 1877 that severely restricted the rights and privileges of African Americans. As a caste system of enormous social and economic magnitude, the institutionalization of Jim Crow was the most significant element in African American life until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement led to its dismantling. Racial segregation, as well as responses to it and resistance against it, dominated the African American consciousness and continued to oppress African Americans and other minorities, while engendering some of the most important African American contributions to society. This major encyclopedia is the first devoted to the Jim Crow era. The era is encapsulated through more than 275 essay entries on such areas as law, media, business, politics, employment, religion, education, people, events, culture, the arts, protest, the military, class, housing, sports, and violence as well as through accompanying key primary documents excerpted as side bars. This set will serve as an invaluable, definitive resource for student research and general knowledge. The authoritative entries are written by a host of historians with expertise in the Jim Crow era. The quality content comes in an easy-to-access format. Readers can quickly find topics of interest, with alphabetical and topical lists of entries in the frontmatter, along with cross-references to related entries per entry. Further reading is provided per entry. Dynamic sidebars throughout give added insight into the topics. A chronology, selected bibliography, and photos round out the coverage. Sample entries include Advertising, Affirmative Action, Armed Forces, Black Cabinet, Blues, Brooklyn Dodgers, Bolling v. Sharpe, Confederate Flag, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Detroit Race Riot 1943, Ralph Ellison, Eyes on the Prize, G.I. Bill, Healthcare, Homosexuality, Intelligence Testing, Japanese Internment, Liberia, Minstrelsy, Nadir of the Negro, Poll Taxes, Rhythm and Blues, Rural Segregation, Sharecropping, Sundown Towns, Booker T. Washington, Works Project Administration, World War II.
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Latinos in the American Political System An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters Candidates and Office Holders 2 volumes

The cultural origins of Teatro Campesino are geographically and chronologically diverse: it was inspired as much by the sociopolitical drama of 20th- ...

Author: Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853470

Category: Social Science

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This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Hispanic Americans engaged in U.S. politics, from increased visibility as governors and other lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels to their growing importance as a voting constituency. This encyclopedia comprehensively surveys the evolution of Latina/o engagement in US politics as voters, candidates, lawmakers, and public officials. It is an authoritative resource for public library patrons, high school students, and undergraduates in a variety of curricular studies, including political science, civics, American history, and Latino studies. The set's A–Z entries were carefully selected and crafted to ensure thorough coverage of all of the individuals, organizations, cultural forces, political issues, and legal decisions that have combined to elevate the role of Latinos at the polls, on the campaign trail, in Washington, and in mayors' offices, city councils, school boards, and statehouses all across the country. In-depth essays on the rising prominence of Latino Americans as voters, candidates, public officials, lawmakers, and opinion leaders will provide further context for understanding their impact on modern U.S. political processes and institutions from the perspective of liberals and conservatives alike. Features two dozen primary documents, including illuminating sources provided both in the original Spanish and in English translations Contains approximately 300 encyclopedia entries Gives special attention to the significant diversity of the Latino population in the United States, with a focus on growing communities of Central American and Dominican origin as well as groups of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban origin Provides context in historical overview essays that focus specifically on Latino population in their roles as voters and citizens, candidates, and lawmakers in American life Includes a chronology of events concerning the evolution of Latino American involvement in U.S. politics
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