Mexican American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987

Hardcover | February 1, 1988

byMatt S. Meier

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This biographical dictionary provides a useful source for identifying the important figures in the Mexican American/Chicano experience from 1848 to the present. It includes approximately 280 figures, many of whom are contemporary leaders in politics, education, the arts, sports, and other fields. Arranged alphabetically, the entries contain brief biographies of the people who have made Mexican American history while playing important roles in American society, the focus is primarily on public and professional life, with the most important figures receiving greater attention and more detailed histories. Most of the entries are followed by one or more bibliographic references; there are indexes of the biographees by state and by fields of activity. An outstanding feature of this sourcebook is the inclusion of a broader scope of information about each of the figures, such as their social and intellectual background, academic training, their development in their chosen fields, and signal achievements as shown by appointments, awards, and prizes.

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This biographical dictionary provides a useful source for identifying the important figures in the Mexican American/Chicano experience from 1848 to the present. It includes approximately 280 figures, many of whom are contemporary leaders in politics, education, the arts, sports, and other fields. Arranged alphabetically, the entries co...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:279 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1988Publisher:Chemical Publishing Company, I

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ISBN - 10:0313245215

ISBN - 13:9780313245213

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?Matt Meier's Mexican American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987 is a librarians' dream and a historian/researchers' gold mine!!! There is a definite need for this work for students who study issues which relate to Mexican American/Chicano/Latino topics, and for us reference librarians who know that this item will be frequently utilized by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty in the field of Chicano Studies for writing grants, reports, research papers, and Chicano history term papers. Professor Meier's dictionary is timely and informative, and invaluable as a reference source for both public and academic libraries.?-Christine Martin, Assistant Archivist, Chicano Studies Collection, Hayden Library, Arizona State University