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Américo Paredes

Ilan Stavans and Derek Xavier García.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 6866 words.

Américo Paredes (b. 1915–d. 1999) was considered to be one of the foremost Mexican American scholars of the 20th century. Having influenced an entire generation of Chicano scholars—such as...

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Asian-Latino Relations

Natalie Masuoka and Jennifer Wang.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 7725 words.

The passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act led to sweeping changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States. Since 1965, the two largest-growing racial or ethnic...

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Bilingual Education

Ofelia García and Luz Yadira Herrera.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 12772 words.

“Bilingual education” refers to the use of two languages in education for different purposes. In the United States, bilingual education has been used to educate Latinos throughout history,...

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The Body

Gloria González-López and Juan Portillo-Soto.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 13530 words.

Research on the body and theories of embodiment encompass an emerging field of study that has gained traction in the social sciences and humanities thanks in large part to the contributions...

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Borderlands

Gilberto Rosas.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 7554 words.

Paradoxically cast as material and imaginary; utopic and dystopic; militarized and peaceful; masculine and feminine; and white, brown, and Other, Latinos hold long-standing concerns...

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Bracero Program

Gilbert G. Gonzalez.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 9558 words.

On the request of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the US federal government engaged in negotiations domestically, and eventually with the Mexican government in 1942, to establish a...

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Bugalú

Gustavo Pérez-Firmat.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 5410 words.

Cuban music has had a strong presence in American culture since the 1930s, when the rhumba craze swept the country. In the 1950s, other Cuban rhythms—the mambo, the chachachá, and later the...

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Caribbean Latino Cuisine

Zilkia Janer.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 4474 words.

Caribbean cuisines are the result of centuries of constant fusion. As the geographical center of the transatlantic trade that started with the European colonization of the Americas, the...

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Caribbean Latino Cuisine

Zilkia Janer.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 4474 words.

Caribbean cuisines are the result of centuries of constant fusion. As the geographical center of the transatlantic trade that started with the European colonization of the Americas, the...

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Catholicism

Timothy Matovina and Michael Anthony Abril.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 17202 words.

Spanish-speaking Catholics have lived in what is now the United States for twice as long as the nation has existed. Until World War II, however, Latinos constituted a relatively small and...

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