By F. Arturo Rosales

From the Alianza Hispano-Americana, a mutual relief society based in Tucson, Arizona in 1894, to the Zoot go well with Riots in la in 1943, this first-ever dictionary of significant matters within the U.S. Latino fight for civil rights defines a wide-ranging record of key words. With over 922 entries on major occasions, figures, legislation, and different old goods, this ground-breaking reference paintings covers the struggle for equality from the mid-nineteenth century to the current via many of the Hispanic teams within the U.S.

Rosales chronicles such landmark occasions because the improvement of farm employee unions and immigrant rights teams to the forces at the back of bilingual-bicultural schooling, feminist actions, and protests over discrimination, segregation, and police brutality. during this quantity, he offers a accomplished examine the heritage of the Latino civil rights circulation. as well as protecting all the significant occasions in exertions, politics, land reclamation, and schooling, this pioneering paintings contains never-before-published biographies of the main avid gamers within the historical past of America’s greatest minority group.

An array of historic images and entries define the actions of all Hispanic populations within the usa, together with electorate and immigrants, women and men. an entire topic index, timeline, and bibliographic documentation supplement this definitive reference paintings compiled via probably the most revered specialists on Latino civil rights.

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