100 Hispanics You Should Know by Ivan A. Castro

By Ivan A. Castro

Meet a hundred Hispanics from world wide and all through heritage who've lived notable lives. This consultant covers popular celebrities, resembling actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra vague members, resembling Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic lady astronaut), Agustin Lara (a popular Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess gamers of all times). lots of those members have made major contributions to technological know-how, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both interesting characters are integrated in addition. short biographical sketches are observed via bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional information. Grades 6-12.

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At around eighteen years of age, he ordered a badge by mail and began to wear it and carry two revolvers around town. Just the year before, his father had been sent to jail for killing a pair of cowhands in a gunfight, and Baca also wanted to be as tough as his dad. It did not take long for Elfego Baca to get both of his wishes. Within a year he was known as a mean hombre. With the Frisco War over, Baca began to study law on his own in 1888. Many thought his wild ways were over, but they were wrong.

The first was the defense of Laredo in March 19, 1864. With only forty-two men he prevented the Union First Texas cavalry, with about 200 troops, from taking the city and destroying over 5,000 bales of cotton that were to be shipped to the Mexican town of Matamoros, the only outlet for the South’s most precious commodity. The Confederates did not lose a single man. His second accomplishment was the skill with which he passed cotton down the Rio Grande to Matamoros when northern troops occupied Brownsville.

In places such as Cuba and Argentina, the Indian population was totally eradicated. In the rest of the Americas, the Indians continued to be second-class citizens. But las Casas’s actions may have taken away some of the shame Spain and the other European powers brought upon 49 50 / 100 Hispanics You Should Know themselves with their treatment of the native people of the Western Hemisphere. Career Path El defensor de los indios (Protector of the Indians) was the mocking title given to Fray Bartolome´ de las Casas by the Spanish colonists of the New World.

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