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Creating a New Future
  • Format
  • Authored by: David Seidman, Consulting Editor: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Latino-American History
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6445-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


Creating a New Future: 1986 to Present reflects the significant changes in the Latino experience in the United States. Legislation that resulted in an immigration pool no longer dominated by Europeans forced open the door for U.S. Latinos to become major players in business, government, entertainment and the arts, and professional sports. Yet even as the group grows to make up a sizeable percentage of the American population, quality of education, medical care, employment, and housing, among other concerns, continue to be issues.


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

About the Author(s)

David Seidman is the author of more than 30 books. He has been a teacher of writing at the University of California at Los Angeles, an editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Disney Publishing, and a frequent guest at K-12 author festivals. His books for young readers include Cesar Chavez: Labor Leader, Brazil ABCs, Civil Rights, and Jimmy Carter: Peacemaker and President. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from UCLA and lives in West Hollywood, California.

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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