Chronology of Hispanic-American History by Nicolás Kanellos; Cristelia Perez
Call Number: R 973.0468 K16c
Publication Date: 1995-06-13
This study presents the people, places and events that have played a significant role in Hispanic American history, primarily from 1492 to the present. Entries are arranged chronologically by year and then by month and day. Those entries focusing on individuals include biographical information.
Encyclopedia of Cuba by Luis Martínez-Fernández (Editor); Louis A. Pérez (Editor); D. H. Figueredo (Editor); Luis González (Editor)
Call Number: R 972.91 E56 1-2
Publication Date: 2003-01-30
Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 82 distinguished scholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present. This wonderfully comprehensive two-volume set also tells the stories of Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Over 700 entries are presented in 12 topical chapters: * National Symbols * Geography, the Environment, and Urbanization * History: The Colonial Period (Pre-Columbian Era to 1901) * History: The Republican Period (1902-1958) * History and Government: The Revolutionary Period (1959-) * Contemporary Economy and Society * Literature and the Social Sciences * Performing Arts * Plastic Arts * Popular Culture and Religion * Sports * The Cuban Diaspora Also included are a chronology, more than 200 illustrations (many in color), photographs, maps, tables, graphs, historical and legal documents, U.S. laws relating to Cuba, information on governors and presidents, and information on Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Cuba is a unique, thorough, and impartial reference set, ideal for high school and university students, scholars, and the general public alike.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture by Barbara A. Tenenbaum (Editor); Georgette M. Dorn (Editor)
Call Number: R 980.003 E56 1-5
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
Unparalleled in its sweep, the Encyclopedia covers a region and a time span never before attempted in English. Its 5,300 entries over four volumes, organised in A-Z dictionary format, treat the entire territory of Spanish and Portuguese conquest and exploration in the New World from the windswept plains of Patagonia to the Alaskan harbour of Valdez to the island nations of the Caribbean. Each country is the subject of a narrative historical survey and a series of entries on its history and geography, its politics, constitutions, political parties, labour unions, and educational institutions. Cross-cultural essays elaborate the broad themes of Pan-American civilisation, the roles of women and the family, the history of African and native slavery, conquest, revolution, immigration, and political stability, the rise of industry and commerce, relations with the United States, and the exploration and protection of natural resources on two continents. The Encyclopedia is completely up-to-date and includes such controversies as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the changes in Haiti."
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures by David Carrasco (Editor)
Call Number: R 972.01 O98 1-3
Publication Date: 2001-06-07
Presenting the most up-to-date coverage on our knowledge of this society, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is the first comprehensive and comparative reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern Mesoamerica.Written for a wide audience, it is an invaluable reference for interested lay persons, students, teachers, and scholars in such fields as art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, Latin American culture, and the history of the region. Organized alphabetically, the articles range from500-word biographies to 7,000-word entries on geography and history to the legacy of the arts, writings, architecture, and religious rituals.An extensive network of cross-references, blind entries, and annotated bibliographies guide the reader to related entries within the Encyclopedia and provide the groundwork for further research.