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Title:
Latin American lives : selected biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture.
Uniform Title:
Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. Selections.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan Library Reference USA, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
vii, 1189 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780028650609
Format :
Book

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Summary

Collects the 3,000 biographies from the 1996 reference for schools that would like to include more about the region in the curriculum but cannot invest in the entire set. Stretches temporally from the ancient civilizations of the Olmec, Maya, and Chavin to the present day. Geographically, includes South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the historically Spanish borderlands north of the Rio Grande that are currently part of the US. Includes political leaders, artists, philosophers, religious figures, business leaders, educators, scientists, historians, military leaders, musicians and composers, and others who have had either a historical or a popular impact. Well cross-referenced. Moderately illustrated in black and white. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Booklist Review

Comprising the 3,000 biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (Scribner, 1996).


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-The 3000 biographical essays in this alphabetically arranged encyclopedia are culled from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (S & S, 1995). "...Latin America is broadly defined to include South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the historical Spanish borderlands north of the Rio Grande that are now part of the United States." The articles range in length from several paragraphs to several pages and describe individuals from the Old World and New World who have made an impact on history and world events through their accomplishments, actions, and policies. They include poets, actors, musicians, politicians, scientists, world leaders, and more. References to non-Hispanics, such as John F. Kennedy and Wilson Popenoe, whose policies or actions effected Latin America are provided in the extensive index. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout. The appendix lists the individuals by occupation and area of activity; there is also a listing for "Women." Overall, a user-friendly, up-to-date resource.-Reina Huerta, Young Women's Leadership School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.