Latino History Day by Day
A Reference Guide to Events
by Caryn E. Neumann and Tammy S. Allen
May 2013, 353pp, 7x10
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-39641-0
$108, £84, 94€, A148
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It is not news to most people that Latinos are increasingly influential in 21st-century America. What may come as a surprise is the role this population has played throughout U.S. history. Latinos helped defend the Alamo in 1836, were prominent players in the “Zoot Suit Riots” of 1943, and came to the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court in a 1954 decision that ended lawful segregation between Latinos and whites.

This title takes a calendrical approach to illuminating the history of Latinos and life in the United States and adds more value than a simple "this day in history" through primary source excerpts and resources for further research.

Latino/a history has been relatively slow in gaining recognition despite the population’s rich and varied history. Engaging and informative, Latino History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events will help address that oversight. Much more than just a “this-day-in-history” list, the guide describes important events in Latino/a history, augmenting many entries with a brief excerpt from a primary document. All entries include two annotated books and websites as key resources for follow up.

The day-to-day reference is organized by the 365 days of the year with each day drawing from events that span several hundred years of Latino/a history, from Mexican Americans to Puerto Ricans to Cuban Americans. With this guide in hand, teachers will be able to more easily incorporate Latino/a history into their classes. Students will find the book an easy-to-use guide to the Latino/a past and an ideal starting place for research.


  • Hundreds of chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about Latino/a history in the United States
  • An introduction that overviews the importance of Latino history in a day-by-day approach
  • A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage
  • Primary-source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events
Caryn E. Neumann, PhD, is visiting assistant professor of history at Miami University, Oxford, OH. Her published works include the ABC-CLIO titles Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History and Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook.

Tammy S. Allen is senior lecturer in Spanish and the coordinator for Humanities and Fine Arts at Miami University, Oxford, OH. An award-winning teacher, she has been recognized for her service to the Latino community.


"This would be a good place for students to begin research on Latino events and people and would help support librarians and teachers who plan programs or lessons on Latino history."—Booklist, October 1, 2013
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