Latino/a Studies

200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia

Hernán Guaracao, and David Cruz

A twentieth anniversary celebration of Al Dìa and of two centuries of Latino life in Philadelphia

200 pages | 8.5 x 11


American Conversations

Puerto Ricans, White Ethnics, and Multicultural Education

Ellen Bigler

An inside look at one revealing battle over multicultural education

296 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Borderless Borders

U.S. Latinos, Latin Americans, and the Paradox of Interdependence

Edited by Frank Bonilla, Edwin MelÈndez, Rebecca Morales, and MarÌa de los Angeles Torres

Over the past several decades, Latinos in the United States have emerged as strategic actors in major processes of social transformation

336 pages | 6 x 9


Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras

Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities

Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez

How young women's coming of age rites cement community relations and reinforce ethnic identity

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 4 figures


The Cubans of Union City

Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community

Yolanda Prieto

Ethnic community building and immigrant success in “Havana on the Hudson”

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 14 halftones


Daily Labors

Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner

Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky

Examining the vulnerabilities, discrimination, and exploitation—as well as the sense of belonging and community—that day laborers experience on an NYC street corner

212 pages | 6 x 9


Espejos y ventanas (Mirrors and Windows)

historias orales de trabajadores agricolos y sus familias (Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and the Families)

Mark Lyons

Oral histories of Mexican farmworkers in the Philadelphia region

318 pages | 6 x 9 | 89 halftones


From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia

Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies

Carmen Teresa Whalen

A history of Puerto Rican immigration to Philadelphia

328 pages | 7 x 10 | 23 tables, 12 figures, 28 halftones, 6 maps


Home Girls

Chicana Literary Voices

Alvina E. Quintana

An in-depth examination of contemporary Chicana writers

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


How Did You Get to Be Mexican?

A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity

Kevin R. Johnson

A readable account of a life spent in the borderlands between racial identity

264 pages | 6 x 9


Identity and Power

Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity

José Cruz

Identity politics as a positive force in political mobilization and access to power

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 2 figures, 28 halftones, 2 maps


La Raza Unida Party

A Chicano Challenge to the U.S. Two-Party Dictatorship

Armando Navarro

A comprehensive study of an ethnic political movement

384 pages | 7 x 10 | 5 tables, 16 halftones


Language Policy and Identity Politics in the United States

Ronald Schmidt Sr.

An engaging discussion about the use of English and other languages in the United States

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables


Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Latina Politics, Latino Politics

Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston

Carol Hardy-Fanta

Political organizing by men and women in Boston's Latino community

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figs.