Roger A. Bruns's Icons of Latino America: Latino Contributions to American PDF

By Roger A. Bruns

ISBN-10: 0313340862

ISBN-13: 9780313340864

Latinos have contributed a big quantity to American cultural background, injecting strength, a different sort, and piquant taste. This set profiles the large names from this century and the final who characterize the top success of their box and who've encouraged, led, proficient, educated, and entertained us. a various illustration from the area of activities, leisure, schooling, tune, journalism, literature, and exertions is obtainable. Biographical essays engagingly inform the tale at the back of the icon, with history together with relatives and schooling, profession trajectory and highlights, and contributions and situations that experience resulted in icon prestige. in addition to those recognized figures, numerous essays on different sorts of Latino popular culture icons—iconic characters from cartoons and comics and movie or even iconic Latino foods—are incorporated. exciting part bars and vintage pictures supplement the essays. excellent for scholar reviews and skimming, with extra in-depth assurance than an encyclopedia access yet lower than an entire biography, there's something interesting and informative right here for everyone.

Readers will locate that variety of the icons profiled have been inspired via different icons profiled or have an enormous connection to each other. for instance, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz played jointly for a few years. Actress Jennifer Lopez portrayed the singer Selena in a biopic. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta made the United Farm employees union a truth. additionally, in telling the tale of those icons, each one essay relates rather a lot of the historic and social problems with the days. therefore, jointly, those essays supply a very good feel of contemporary Latino and Latin American historical past and development. Icons contain Desi Arnaz; Ruben Blades; Fabiola Cabeza de Baca; Cesar Chavez; Chiles, Tortillas, and the Mexican foodstuff Explosion; Sandra Cisneros; Roberto Clemente; Celia Cruz; Placido Domingo; Jaime Escalante; Gordo, quick Gonzales, Dora the Explorer, Bondo, and los angeles Cucaracha; Dolores Huerta; Jennifer Lopez; Rita Moreno; Edward James Olmos; Tito Puente; Ruben Salazar; Carlos Santana; Cristina Saralegui; Selena; Lee Trevino; Luis Valdez; Ritchie Valens; and Zorro.

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