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Independence for Latino America
  • Format
  • Authored by: Richard Worth, Consulting Editor: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Latino-American History
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6441-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 976
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


As Spanish settlers moved north and Americans moved west, issues involving land, peoples, and resources complicated colonial expansion. Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821 chronicles the settlement of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas to examine the Latino experience up through the Mexican Independence Movement.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Richard Worth holds a B.A. and an M.A. in colonial American history from Trinity College. He is currently a volunteer teacher of writing to third and fourth graders through a program he helped design. Worth has written a number of books for middle-grade readers and young adults; his Gangs and Crime was included in the New York Public Library’s Best Books for the Teen Age, 2003 list.

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Ph.D., consulting editor and author of the preface included in each volume, holds a joint B.A. degree in history and German literature from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in Latin American history; and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is currently assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Professor Overmyer-Velázquez is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has written many articles, chapters, and book reviews on Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is the author of Visions of the Emerald City: Modernity, Tradition and the Formation of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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