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Title:
Triumphs and struggles for Latino civil rights
Author:
Cruz, Bárbara.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Looks at the different ways that Hispanic Americans have fought for their civil rights in the United States throughout the past few centuries.
Language:
English
Contents:
Fighting for rights -- Who are the Latinos? -- Coming to America -- Civil and legal rights -- Education and language -- Immigration issues -- Employment and labor -- Latinos today.
Reading Level:
Grades 4-6.
ISBN:
9780766028043
Format :
Book

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Over 42 million Latinos reside in the U.S., making them America's largest ethnic minority group. As their population grows, Latino people and organizations continue to fight for improved education, equal employment opportunities, and fair immigration laws. Author Bárbara C. Cruz describes the long journey of Latinos in the United States and examines their continued quest for civil rights today.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fighting for Rightsp. 5
Chapter 2 Who Are the Latinos?p. 12
Chapter 3 Coming to Americap. 17
Chapter 4 Civil and Legal Rightsp. 29
Chapter 5 Education and Languagep. 45
Chapter 6 Immigration Issuesp. 62
Chapter 7 Employment and Laborp. 81
Chapter 8 Latinos Todayp. 94
Timelinep. 115
Chapter Notesp. 117
Glossaryp. 123
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 125
Indexp. 126