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Documents of the Chicano Movement by This book provides a variety of original source documents--from first-hand accounts to media responses to legislative texts--regarding the Chicano movement of the 1960s through 1970s that enable readers to better comprehend the key events, individuals, and developments of La Causa: Chicanos uniting to free themselves of liberation from exploitation, oppression, and racism.
Call Number: E184 .M5 B763 2018 EBK
North from Mexico by This single-volume book provides students, educators, and politicians with an update to the classic Carey McWilliams work North From Mexico. It provides up-to-date information on the Chicano experience and the emergent social dynamics in the United States as a result of Mexican immigration.
Call Number: E184 .M5 M394 2016
Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait by Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago trace the trajectory of the Puerto Rican experience from the early colonial period, through a series of waves of migration to the US, to current cultural legacies and political and social challenges. Their work is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand the history, contributions, and contemporary realities of the ever-growing Puerto Rican diaspora.
Call Number: E184 .P85 A23 2018
The Dominican Americans by "...presents a comprehensive introduction to one of the largest Latino groups in the United States, filling a glaring vacuum in the burgeoning discipline of Latino Studies....The authors ... offer keen insights about the effect of immigration on notions of Dominican cultural identity...." -- New West Indian Guide
Call Number: E184.D6 T67 1998
Barrios to Burbs by Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue.
Call Number: E184.M5 A64 2012
Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America by In considering the largest immigrant group in American history, Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of its heritage and of the racial and cultural synthesis--mestizaje--that has defined the Mexican people since the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. He persuasively argues that the rapidly expanding Mexican American integration into the mainstream is changing not only how Americans think about race but also how we envision our nation. The book is a major contribution to the discussion of the cultural and political future of the United States.
Call Number: E184.M5 R587 2008
The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices from the Diaspora by This volume is the first significant look at the organizations that emerged in the late 1960s to promote Puerto Rican independence and the radical transformation of U.S. society. The Puerto Rican movement was a response to U.S. colonialism on the island and to the poverty and discrimination faced by most Puerto Ricans on the mainland. This anthology looks at the organizations that emerged to combat these two problems in such places as Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York, and Philadelphia.
Call Number: E184.P85 P77 1998 EBK
Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race by In this study of Puerto Rican and Dominican migration to the U.S., Roth explores the influence of migration on changing cultural conceptions of race. Behind many debates on immigration is the question of how Latinos will integrate and where they fit into the U.S. racial structure. Roth shows that these migrants increasingly see themselves as a Latino racial group and several systems of racial classification and stratification may co-exist in their understandings of "how race works."
Call Number: E184.S75 R695 2012
Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, Resistance by This book fills a void in bringing together Hollywood stereotyping and Latino self-representation in one study. With clarity and insight, Berg demonstrates why it is so important to take such an approach.
Call Number: PN1995.9.H47 B46 2002 EBK - ebooks on EBSCOhost
Growing Up Chicana/o: An Anthology by "It is sincerely thought-out anthologies such as this that present the best Latino writing being produced. Twenty of ... [the] finest Chicano writers are featured here. As issues of multiculturalism spread from academia into the curricula of elementary classrooms, it is collections such as this that help lay the foundations of a deeper understanding of what it's like to grow up in today's world. Raul Nino, Booklist
Call Number: PS508.M4 G76 1993
Growing Up Latino by "These pieces raise the question: 'What does it mean to grow up Latino in the United States, where there are so many nationalities of Spanish origin?'...26 essays and stories ... focus on coming of age within two conflicting cultures." -- Library Journal
Call Number: PS647.H58 G76 1993
Statistics, Reports, and Guides
Articles in Magazines, Journals, News Sources
Faces at the border: They left home. Now they wait at the border. These are their portraits.
The Times photographer Adam Ferguson worked with migrants in Mexico to create a series of self-portraits as they waited to cross the border into the United States.
By Adam Ferguson and Anatoly Kurmanaev
The New York Times June 28, 2021
‘In the Heights’ and Colorism: What Is Lost When Afro-Latinos Are Erased
The film, set in a New York neighborhood known as the Little Dominican Republic, didn’t cast dark-skinned Latinos in lead roles. Our writers discuss how that absence reverberates.
By Maira Garcia, Sandra E. Garcia, Isabelia Herrera, Concepción de León, Maya Phillips and A.O. Scott Published June 21, 2021.
Updated June 22, 2021
Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs New York Times June 20, 2021.
Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.
How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families
Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.
New York Times Published June 14, 2021. Updated June 15, 2021
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Streaming Media | Films
Being ñ: The Healing of a Latino Generation by "Being n explores the distinct, shared experience of 16 million people living in the U.S. today called Enyes (n)s. Enyes (n)s are first generation American-born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish -speaking country."
Call Number: Streaming Media - Kanopy | 38 mins
Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. "This documentary offers behind-the-scenes access to Lopez’ life as he shares his struggles to represent his community—not in a way that knuckles under to marketers, but in a manner true to the realities of Latino culture...."
Call Number: E184.S75 B76 2007 DVD
Challenging Hispanic stereotypes : Arturo Madrid Arturo Madrid's ancestors made a home on American soil before the Mayflower arrived, but strangers still ask him, "And where are you from?" Weary of always being perceived as "the other, " he has devoted himself to challenging the stereotypes that keep Hispanics outside the American mainstream.
Call Number: Streaming media - Films On Demand
In the Shadows: Undocumented Immigration in America by "A modern day 'Grapes of Wrath' in which a family of undocumented immigrants from the jungle in Mexico journey to a dairy farm in the USA in search of a better life and a means to send money home to their struggling families."
Call Number: Streaming Media - Kanopy
Now with Bill Moyers: Richard Rodriguez on Being American. DVD-R, 40 min. A a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc.
"Bill Moyers talks with the acclaimed memoirist, journalist, and social critic about the ways race, culture, class, and religion are reshaping the concept of identity in America today. Rodriguez's discussion with Moyers exposes many of the contradictions and convergences that make being a 21st-century American so complex and yet so compelling."
Call Number: E184.A1 N68 2003 DVD
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)