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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families   Reference library

Alicia Alvarez

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...2001): 359–385. Pollack, Wendy . “An Introduction to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.” In Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer . National Center on Poverty Law, http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976070/An%20Introduction%20to%20the%20Temporary%20Assistance%20for%20Needy%20Families%20Program . Vélez, William . “Welfare Dependency among Chicanos and Puerto Ricans: The Milwaukee Case.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 14 (February 1992): 91–106. Alicia Alvarez...

HOME OWNERS’ LOAN CORPORATION

HOME OWNERS’ LOAN CORPORATION  

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

...nonfarm, owner-occupied structures consisting of no more than four units and worth less than $20,000 were eligible. The HOLC loan could be no more than 80 percent of the appraised value of the property. Between 1933 and 1935 , HOLC received over 1.8 million applications for aid. Not everyone who applied received a loan. In the end, HOLC provided over 1 million loans totaling $3.1 million. HOLC loans covered 10 percent of all nonfarm, owner-occupied homes and 20 percent of all mortgaged homes. The HOLC also provided loans to home owners to cover property...

Afro-Latino/as

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Tanya Katerí Hernández

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...American: A Memoir . Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 2000. Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America (IAC) . “Inter-American Dialogue Race Report.” Inter-American Dialogue, 2003. https://www.thedialogue.org/PublicationFiles/Race%20Report%202003%20-%20Afro-Descendents%20in%20Latin%20America,%20How%20Many_.pdf . Jiménez Román, Miriam , and Juan Flores , eds. The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2010. “Las Culturas.” www.lasculturas.com . Logan, John R. “ How Race Counts for...

Militarization of the Border in the Late twentieth Century

Militarization of the Border in the Late twentieth Century   Reference library

Timothy Dunn and José Palafox

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...Border Patrol, 2013. http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/U.S.%20Border%20Patrol%20Fiscal%20Year%20Staffing%20Statistics%201992-2013.pdf . US Border Patrol . Border Patrol Strategic Plan: 1994 and Beyond, National Strategy . Washington, D.C.: US Border Patrol, 1994. US Border Patrol . Sector Profile—Fiscal Year 2012 . Washington, D.C.: US Border Patrol, 2012. http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/U.S.%20Border%20Patrol%20Fiscal%20Year%202012%20Sector%20Profile.pdf . US Border Patrol . Sector Profile—Fiscal Year 2013 . Washington...

Servicemen’s Readjustment Act

Servicemen’s Readjustment Act   Reference library

William M. Tuttle Jr.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...or “ GI Bill ,” as it is commonly known, authorized payments for tuition, books, and living expenses for up to four years of college or vocational school, low-interest mortgages for homeowners, loans for veterans to buy farms and start businesses, and a “readjustment allowance” of $20 per week while veterans sought employment. In important ways, the GI Bill shaped the economic and social history of postwar America . More than a million veterans enrolled in colleges in 1946 —half of that year’s total enrollment. By 1956 , almost 10 million men and women had...

Birth Defects

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Adela de la Torre and Terence Valenzuela

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...13.40 10.10 13.30 10.70 11.80 11.70 13.10 Low-birth- weight rate 2 6.25 7.80 5.75 6.50 9.40 9.60 6.50 6.20 5.95 6.50 7.55 8.40 Infant mortality rate 3 6.28 5.33 6.03 5.12 8.88 7.18 5.29 5.77 5.52 4.47 Birth rate 4 12.50 10.90 25.80 18.10 19.00 14.60 10.80 9.00 24.20 24.00 Infant mortality rate caused by: Congenital Malformation 5 151.50 119.20 177.10 147.10 142.50 100.80 150.90 117.10 Short gestation and LBW 6 65.50 73.60 64.30 73.50 108.20 165.00 84.20 80.10 Number of Births (in 100s) 23,826 21,624 4,696 5,983 548 663 124 168 949 1,426 478 1,209 1 Preterm...

Secure Communities

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Ronald L. Mize

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...315 66 1,158 ME 5/30/2012 5,484 22 40 62 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 MI 10/27/2009 740,106 2,372 8,371 10,743 287 281 426 66 340 65 1,465 MN 2/7/2012 116,496 1,650 3,171 4,821 128 109 144 16 89 24 510 MO 9/21/2010 413,442 977 4,577 5,554 113 114 198 74 185 50 734 MS 7/20/2010 160,569 325 1,937 2,262 47 103 193 18 127 20 508 MT 7/27/2010 28,135 49 110 159 2 4 3 0 2 0 11 NC 11/12/2008 695,441 4,519 25,883 30,402 1,315 1,166 2,020 281 1,413 512 6,707 ND 4/10/2012 12,247 84 200 284 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 NE 8/17/2010 76,362 540 3,328 3,868 134 141 182 10 43 18 528 NH 5/8/2012 12,522...

Terrorism and Migration

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Gilberto Rosas

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...settler colonialist state and more recently of the 1986 US Cabinet-level Task Force on Combatting Terrorism, chaired by then-vice-president George Herbert Walker Bush, that profiled “terrorists” in the following manner: “Fully 60 percent of the Third World’s population is under 20 years of age; half are 15 years or less. These population pressures create a volatile mixture of youthful aspirations that when coupled with economic and political frustrations help form a large pool of potential terrorists.” (p. 5). Finally, perhaps no greater example of state...

Confederate States of America

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Daniel E. Sutherland

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in November 1861 , many Southern whites feared that their economic security and cultural identity, especially as represented by the institution of slavery, would be threatened by a government dominated by the Republican Party. Between 20 December 1860 and 1 February 1861 , seven Southern states— South Carolina, Mississippi , Florida , Alabama , Georgia , Louisiana , and Texas —seceded from the Union in protest. On 4 February, their rep- resentatives met at Montgomery , Alabama , to form the Confederate...

Dawes Severalty Act

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Donald L. Parman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...a major disaster. [ see also Homestead Act ; and Indian Law, Federal . ] Bibliography McLaughlin, Michael R. “ The Dawes Act, or Indian General Allotment Act of 1887: The Continuing Burden of Allotment. A Selective Bibliography. ” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 20, no. 2 (1996): 59–105. Otis, D. S. The Dawes Act and the Allotment of Indian Lands , edited by Francis Paul Prucha. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1973. Donald L....

Know-Nothing Party

Know-Nothing Party   Reference library

Thomas J. Curran

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...to East Coast cities. The American Republican Party (later simply the American Party) was founded in New York City in 1843 ; in coalition with the Whigs, it elected a nativist mayor of New York in 1844 . Advocating a ban on Catholic and foreign-born officeholders and a 20-year time limit for naturalization, the party made headway in Philadelphia also, sparking anti-Catholic riots. It gained momentum in 1849 when Charles B. Allen founded the secret Order of the Star Spangled Banner in New York . Lodges soon spread to other cities. When...

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Immigration and Naturalization Service   Reference library

Ronald L. Mize

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...U.S. Border Patrol . Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Immigration Policy Center . “A Humanitarian Crisis at the Border: New Estimates of Deaths Among Unauthorized Immigrants, 2007.” http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/docs/Crisis%20at%20the%20Border.pdf , accessed 7 January 2012. Ronald L....

Cuban War of Independence

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Félix Masud-Piloto

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...and Guam. By taking over the remnants of the Spanish Empire, the United States entered the twentieth century as a world power and the most powerful nation in the Americas, roles it continues to play today. When the United States ended its military occupation of Cuba on 20 May 1902 , it left the door open to control Cuban affairs. The Platt Amendment, which the United States forced Cuba to include in its constitution of 1901 , gave the new world power the right to land troops and occupy the country if necessary to protect American lives and...

Hernández, Antonia

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Marc-Tizoc González

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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... “MALDEF Board Announces the Departure of Longtime President Antonia Hernandez,” La Prensa San Diego , 5 December 2003. http://laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/december05-03/maldef.htm . Rockwell, Paul , “Affirmative Action Triumphs: The Untold Stories.” In Motion Magazine , 20 December 1995. http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/rocktr.html . Stewart, Jocelyn Y. , “The Advocate: As the President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Antonia Hernandez Speaks for Millions,” LA Times , 12 September 1999, p. 14. Marc-Tizoc González...

Levi Strauss Strike

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D. Emily Hicks

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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... http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0416-01.htm , accessed 11 July 2011. Louie, Miriam Chin Yoon . Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory . Boston: South End Press, 2001. Martinez, Elizabeth . “In Pursuit of Latina Liberation.” Signs 20, no. 4 (1995): 1019–1028. Zugman, Kara . “Political Consciousness and New Social Movement Theory: The Case of Fuerza Unida.” Social Justice 30, no. 1 (2003): 153–171. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3427/is_1_30/ai_n29029363/ . D. Emily Hicks...

Molina, Mario

Molina, Mario (b. 1943)   Reference library

William Yslas Vélez

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...at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1982 to 1989 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he continued his work on atmospheric chemistry into the 2000s. He has served on many prominent committees and has consulted on environmental issues around the globe. In 20 November 2014 Molina received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama for his contributions and service. Bibliography Levinovitz, Agneta Wallin , and Nils Ringertz , eds. The Nobel Prize: The First 100 Years . London: Imperial College Press, 2001. Molina...

Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs   Reference library

Félix Masud-Piloto

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...only 48 hours of combat, the invasion force, Brigade 2506, was crushed by a fierce and well-coordinated Cuban defense that killed more than 100 invaders, took 1,179 prisoners, and put them on trial, charged as “mercenaries at the service of Yankee imperialism.” The prisoners spent 20 months in Cuban prisons before the US government negotiated their release in exchange for $50 million worth of medicine, baby food, and farm equipment. Planning for the invasion of Cuba and the training of Cuban exiles began in 1960 , during the administration of Dwight...

National Security

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Roberto Lovato

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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.... “Hey, Ken Burns, Why Shun Latinos?” New York Daily News , 11 May 2007. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/hey-ken-burns-shun-latinos-article-1.252103 . Hispanic Americans in the United States Navy . http://www.history.navy.mil/Special%20Highlights/hispanic/Hispanic%20Americans%20in%20USN.pdf . Lopez, Mark Hugo , Ana Gonzalez-Barrera , and Seth Motel . As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose Obama’s Policy . Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center, December 2011. http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/12/28/as-deportations-r...

Postville Raid

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Erik Camayd-Freixas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...raid thus far in US history. The joint Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) operation pursued 697 civil and criminal warrants; 389 early-shift workers were arrested (290 Guatemalans, 93 Mexicans, 3 Israelis, and 3 Ukrainians; 313 men and 76 women, including 20 minors). Forty percent of the Guatemalans were ethnic Mayans. Fifty-six mothers remained under community arrest with Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitors for up to 18 months. Instead of civil immigration arrests for illegal entry, as was the norm, 306 workers were bused...

Puerto Rican Revolutionary Organizations

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Pedro Cabán

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...Rican Nationalism ; Puerto Rican Political Prisoners ; Puerto Ricans ; and Terrorism and Migration . Bibliography Arm The Spirit 13 (June–July 1992). “Interviews with Edwin Cortes and Alberto Rodríguez,” http://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/DOC510_scans/Arm%20the%20Spirit/510.arm.spirit.JuneJuly.1992.pdf . Dembart, Lee . “Police Seeking 2 in Tavern Blast.” New York Times , 26 January 1975, 1. Federal Bureau of Investigation , Freedom of Information Privacy Acts Section . “Pedro Albizu Campos: File Number 105-11898,” 1 February 2005. http://www...

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