Encyclopedias: Latino Studies

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Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico
Covers categories such as arts, economy, government, history, municipalities, popular culture, and more with essays and articles by academics, researchers, and subject matter experts. Available in Spanish or English.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the full depth and breadth of American immigration history--from the arrival of the early ancestors of Native Americans more than ten millennia ago to a broad range of twenty-first century immigration issues." Addresses the diverse demographic, economic, legal, political, and social aspects of immigration.

Encyclopedia of Race and Crime [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive compilation of relevant facts and information on topics related to race and crime and the crime and justice experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the United States."

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"Describes over a hundred racial and ethnic groups, with additional thematic essays discussing broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society at large. Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource."

Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students [Rutgers Restricted]
Seeks to offer a comprehensive yet concise introduction to ethnic authors, topics, texts and traditions with an emphasis on four major ethnic groups: Native American, Asian American, African American, and Latina/o.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America [Rutgers Restricted]
"Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section." Electronic version of the 6 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Latino American Cinema: an Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends [Rutgers Restricted]
"Most entries offer relatively compact definitions, cirtical discussions, overviews, and analyses of star artists, media productions, and historical moments." Also includes substantial foundational entries on topics such as genre, steretyoes, nationalism, and narrative.

Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers the most comprehensive, go-to source for everything relating to Latin American baseball stars, tracing the history of Latinos in baseball through the stories of those who have excelled at the game. Colorfully written 3,000-word entries explore the lives and careers of 25 dominant players, from legends such as Roberto Clemente to deserving, but comparatively unknown superstars such as Martin Dihigo. Shorter listings note another 75 Latinos who have figured prominently in the sport."

Race Relations in the United States [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the key events, influential voices, race relations by group, legislation, media influences, cultural output, and theories of inter-group interactions."