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General Information

Name:  Mark Overmyer-Velazquez  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: July 22, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois

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He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mark Overmyer-Velazquez is an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Connectitcut. He has also been a contributor to many scholarly journals and was the editor of ''Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia''.


Best Book Prize, New England council on Latin American Studies in 2007 for Visions of the Emerald City

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Latino America :
ISBN: 0313341168. OCLC Number: 428815591

Greenwood Press,. .

Contains alphabetically arranged articles that explore the role of Latinos in the U.S., featuring a chronology, historical overview, brief profiles of notable Latinos, and notes on cultural contributions for each state.

Visions of the Emerald City :
ISBN: 0822337770. OCLC Number: 61821699

Duke University Press,. .

This is an absorbing historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced 'modernity' during the lengthy 'order and progress' dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876-1911).