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Puerto Ricans

Mérida M. Rúa, Carmen Teresa Whalen

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Puerto RicansIntroductionThis article focuses on the study of Puerto Ricans living in the continental United States and Hawaii, providing an overview ...


Evelyn I. Rodriguez

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

QuinceañeraIntroductionA quinceañera (also known as a “fiesta de quince,” “fifteen,” “quince años,” or “quince”) is a coming-of-age tradition for a yo...


Petra R. Rivera-Rideau

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

ReggaetónIntroductionReggaetón (also spelled reggaeton, reguetón, and regeton) is a popular music characterized by rapid vocals and a steady “dembow” ...

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

Miriam Jiménez

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)IntroductionAdriano de Jesús Espaillat is the first Dominican American congressperson in the history of the United States...


Doug Massey, Jorge Durand

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Retablos Introduction The word retablo comes from the Latin retro-tabula, literally meaning “behind the altar,” and originally it referred to ...

Rio Grande, The

Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Margaret A. Graham

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

The Rio GrandeIntroductionThe Rio Grande is a 1,900-mile-long river that has been a lifeline for communities that depend on its waters for sustenance ...


Gustavo Pérez-Firmat

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

RumbaIntroductionThe music and dance known as rumba (sometimes spelled “rhumba”) is an Americanized, ballroom-style adaption of several Cuban rhythms,...


Leisy Abrego, Ariana J. Valle

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Salvadoran-Americans Introduction Salvadorans have been migrating in small numbers to the United States since the early 1900s, but it was the ...

Sanctuary Cities

Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Sanctuary CitiesIntroductionSanctuary policies first emerged in the 1980s as a response to the Reagan administration’s denial of asylum claims for ref...

Science Fiction, Latino

Matthew Goodwin, Ilan Stavans

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Latino Science FictionIntroductionScience fiction is a genre of imaginative literature in which the events of the narrative are scientifically possibl...


Eva Gentes, Trish Van Bolderen

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Self-TranslationIntroductionAs a literary phenomenon, self-translation (formerly “auto-translation”) involves an author translating their own literary...

Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial

Eduardo Obregón Pagán

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial Introduction In early August 1942 a fight broke out at a birthday celebration in rural Los Angeles County. In the a...

Soccer (Fútbol) in the Americas

Juan Javier Pescador

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Soccer (Futbol) in the Americas Introduction Soccer, association football, or simply “fútbol,” is by and large the most popular sport among La...


Silvia Betti

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Spanglish Introduction The Spanish language has been part of the history of what is now the United States of America since the 16th century, w...

Spanish Harlem

Miranda Martinez

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Spanish Harlem Introduction Spanish Harlem, also known as East Harlem and El Barrio, is located in northeastern Manhattan. As the first major ...

Spanish in the United States

Ilan Stavans

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Spanish in the United States Introduction The Spanish language has been a fixture of the United States for centuries. Florida and the southwes...

Spanish-American War

Paul T. McCartney

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Spanish-American War Introduction The Spanish-American War marked a watershed in American history, when the United States first announced its ...


Jorge Iber

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

SportsIntroductionFrom the inception f the field of sports history in the early 1970s, a major area of research regarding US sports history has been d...

Sports and Community Building in California

Joel Franks

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Sports and Community Building in CaliforniaIntroductionAlta California had been claimed by the Spanish Empire since the 16th century. However, Spain p...

Sports and Consumerism

Jorge Iber

Subject: Latino Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Sports and ConsumerismIntroductionIn 2001, Arlene Dávila’s book Latinos, Inc. (Berkeley: University of California Press) noted that in the early 21st ...

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