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Tovares, Joseph

Overview
Works: 92 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 1,589 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Author
Classifications: F390, 976.403
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Tovares
Zoot Suit Riots ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racial tensions between the Anglo and Mexican American communities in Los Angeles, California erupted into violence after the conviction of Henry "Hank" Leyvas and seventeen other Mexican American youths for the murder of José Díaz in what was perceived as an unfair trial in 1943. Lorena Encinas, a witness to the murder, kept the real killer's identity a secret until the end of her life. Prominent members of the Los Angeles community worked to fund an appeal for the defendents, even as battles between unruly US Naval personnel and Mexican Americans rocked L.A.'s barrios. Surviving family members of the seventeen convicts, riot witnesses and members of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee tell the story of the riots, which is highlighted by photographs of the riots, the trial and their participants
Americas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
Remember the Alamo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1830s Texas was about to explode. Although under Mexican rule, the region was home to more than 20,000 U.S. settlers agitated by what they saw as restrictive Mexican policies. Mexican officials, concerned with illegal trading and immigration with Texas, were prepared to fight hard to keep the province under their control. In the area were 4,000 Mexican Texans or Tejanos, who were forced to choose a side. The conflict pitted brother against brother and devastated the community. This film shows the Tejano gamble for a more prosperous future in an independent Texas proved tragic
The Americans ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the impact that Hispanic Americans are having on the society, culture & politics of the United States. Focuses especially on three groups: Cuban Americans in Miami, Puerto Ricans in New York City & Chicanos in Southern California
Heritage ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the role of U.S. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts. The second program examines how Latino men regard successful Latina women, and the myths and mystique of machismo. The third program profiles a Latina feminist, who shows that activism is not just a Latino male's perogative
Spanish-speakers and bilingualism ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focus on the different kinds of Spanish spoken in the U.S. and on the interchangeable use, or code switching, of English and Spanish by bilinguals in South Texas
Science and the American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles scientist entrepreneurs Israel Galvan, Richard Glen, and Donna August. Their entrepreneurial efforts are highlighted
Conversations with Ilan Stavans Luis Rodriguez ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ilan Stavans interviews award-winning poet Luis J. Rodriguez about his autobiography Always running: la vida loca: gang days in L.A
Latino voting behavior ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the increasingly important role Latinos play in the political arena as voters and as political candidates and activists and the courting of the Latino voting block by politicians
Upon this rock a history of the Black Church ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the distinguishing features of the development of the Black Church in America
The Culture of poverty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores strategies for meeting the needs of Latino children, and profiles an independent effort to keep kids off the street and instill in them a sense of pride
Conversations with Ilan Stavans Esmeralda Santiago ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author and critic Ilan Stavans interviews Puerto Rican-born writer Esmeralda Santiago about her life and memoirs
Breakthrough the changing face of science in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intimate biographical profiles of 20 contemporary Afro-American, Latino and Native American scientists and engineers who are making advances in biology, astronomy, physics, mathematics and many other scientific disciplines
Conversations with Ilan Stavans Richard Rodriguez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer Richard Rodriguez talks to Ilan Stavans about language, memory, and the meaning of being Hispanic
Folklorico ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the folklorico dance form as an ethnic symbol for Mexican Americans from the 1930's through the Chicano movement of the 70's to its significance today
Folklorico music and dance traditions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A fascinating look at the Folklorico music and dance traditions of the southwestern United States and Mexico; featuring the music, dance steps, costumes and history of Folklorico"--Container
America and the Holocaust ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Companion site to the PBS documentary on America's response to the Holocaust. Includes a timeline of events, transcripts from the broadcast, eyewitness interviews, scanned images of original documents, maps, photographs, and a teacher's guide
Conversations with Ilan Stavans Martín Espada ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with Martín Espada, who began publishing his poetry after a career as an attorney, and is now one of the premier voices of the Latino literary community
Latino electorate ; Voter registration ; Leadership then & now ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of Latino voting behavior, its present and future impact on public policy in the U.S
Latino coalitions ; Central Americans ; Laura Sanchez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines bridge building efforts among Hispanic sub-groups, the impact of the increasing Central American population in the U.S., and a program that provides sanctuary to Central American refugees
 
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English (53)