Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-679-4
# of Pages: 1100
# of Volumes: 3
Print List Price: $395
e-ISBN: 978-1-64265-680-0
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Great Lives from History: Latinos

Editor: Yvette Benavides, Our Lady of the Lake University
December 2020


The updated second edition of Great Lives from History: Latinos covers hundreds of individuals from the eighteenth century through the present, offering a fascinating perspective on Latino history in the United States.

This new, second edition of Salem Press’ best-selling Great Lives from History: Latinos features dozens of new profiles of the individuals who have defined Latino history in the United States, as well as substantial updates to existing entries. A three-volume set, the collection offers profiles of hundreds of notable figures from the 19th century through today. Many individuals are household names, famous in such high-profile professions as entertainment, music, politics, and sports, while others have received less attention but made important contributions to civil rights and science or helped pave the way for others in their community in areas such as education, law, and business

New Additions to this Second Edition include:

  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Jim Acosta
  • Alice Bag
  • Cardi B.
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Ariel Dorfman
  • Lila Downs
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
  • Gabriel Garcia Bernal
  • Francisco Goldman
  • Eduardo Halfon
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Beto and Gilbert Hernandez ("Los Bros Hernandez")
  • Luchita Hurado
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Santiago Jimenez Jr.
  • Valerie Luiselli
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Mario ("Cantinflas") Moreno
  • Diane Rodriguez
  • Hope Sandoval
  • Emma Tenayuca
  • Rita Vidaurri
  • Lydia Villa-Komaroff
  • Ros Castro
  • Julio César Chávez
  • Carlos Condit
  • Selena Gómez
  • Salma Hayek
  • Efrain Gutierrez
  • Indya Moore
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Gina Rodriguez
  • Marco Rubio
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortés
  • Tom Pérez
  • Salvador Sánchez
  • Wilmer Valderrama
  • Sofía Vergara
  • Tego Calder
  • Ivy Queen
  • Pitbull
  • Wisin and Yandel
  • Maluma
  • Jenni Rivera

Each essay in this volume provides a summary of the life and work of its subject and discusses that person’s impact on both the Latino community and the country at large. Designed for students in high school and college, Great Lives from History: Latinos provides a valuable introduction to an important part of America’s history.



View a Full List of Titles from the Great Lives from History Series