The CSI Library has a large collection of print and electronic books about Latin America and the Caribbean which can be located by using OneSearch or the CUNY+ catalog. The list below is a sample of the library's ebook holdings.
A dictionary of over 450 biographical sketches of the most important political figures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Political involvement and significance are emphasized for each subject with details also presented for some on family background, education, and non-political activities.
A compilation of terms associated with the Chicano population and its history, experiences, and customs, though the focus is on Mexican Americans who came of age in the 1960s in the Southwest. The entries, which combine English and Spanish terminology, include definitions, commentary, and citations to Chicano folk narratives, arts, folk drama, and popular culture as well as the broad cultural studies already available.
A reference work covering Latin American history which is divided into three parts: a descriptive chronology of key events from pre-Columbian times to the present; a thematic survey of topics; and a biographical section containing more than 300 individual biographies.
This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests.
Explores the most important aspects of selected novels and places each work within a historical context and literary period. Selected works include novels written in English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, English, Spanglish, and Creole.
This is a comprehensive reference book to more than 12,700 painters, sculptors, graphic artists and architects in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America) and the Caribbean region active during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries include the artists' years, countries and bibliographies. Also included are brief biographical and stylistic notes, a record of each artist's exhibitions and a list of collections where the works can be seen. There are 89 photographs of selected works supplementing the entries. The introduction includes brief informative background essays on the individual countries and their artists.
This two-volume set contains 300 cross-referenced entries, most of which conclude with lists of additional readings. Also included are a timeline of slave resistance and rebellion; a selection of primary documents; a thematic index; numerous illustrations; a bibliography of print and electronic information resources; and a detailed subject index.
A three-volume set about the folklore of the Latin American nations and their influence on U.S. Latino folklore. This work is a landmark study of Latino folklore that promotes understanding and insight into an important aspect of Latino culture.
With an unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, this work draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It addresses such broad topics as identity, art, politics, and religion.
Well-known Latin Americanist Alexander and his colleagues (some with reputations equal to that of their editor) provide information about Latin American and Caribbean leaders over the past two centuries. Choice This is a compiliation of biographical sketches of the most important political figures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each entry describes the subject's political significance as well as their career, family background, education, and relevant nonpolitical activities. Appendixes list the leaders according to country or territory, and provide a chronology of major events in the region from Haitian independence in 1804 to the present day. A general subject index completes the volume.