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Latino American Studies Research Guide: Websites


A compilation of miscellaneous websites related to Latino Americans.

Selected Websites

American Latinos and the making of the United States: a theme study. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service Advisory Board, 2013.

Hispanic Americans in CongressThe origin of this site is a print publication prepared under the direction of the Government Printing Office in 1995, Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-1995. Thus, the Table of Contents includes individual pages for Members who served (and continue to serve) within that timeframe. For Members who began serving in the U.S. Congress after 1995, the lists by geographical location and in chronological order are an excellent resource. An additional resource for researching all Members of Congress is the searchable database Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present.

History of Hispanic and Latino Americans wikipedia page.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) Hispanic/Latino LinksCourtesy of the University of Texas Austin.

Lationo Decisions.  Latino Decisions conducts national polls of the Latino electorate, with particular focus on states in which the Latino vote will play an important role in upcoming elections. Their research and in-depth analysis enables decision makers to understand the concerns of the Latino community in each state, and helps decision makers identify how to deliver their messages effectively   Compiled by authors and educators Jose B. Gonzalez and John S. Christie, this site provides lots of links to Latino literature resources (including lists of top authors and book reviews) as well as statistical information culled from various official sources.

Latinos in America.  By 2050, the U.S. Latino population is expected to nearly triple. CNN's Soledad O'Brien explores how Latinos are reshaping our communities and culture and forcing a nation of immigrants to rediscover what it means to be an American.

Mujeres Talk.  An online, interdisciplinary, edited and moderated forum for the circulation and discussion of original research, commentary and creative work in brief and diverse formats such as blog essays (500-1500 words), multimedia presentations and short video. We focus on Chicana, Latina and Native American women’s work, however, we continue to welcome work from allies, and diverse racial and ethnic authors within and outside of these categories.

North American Chicanx/Latinx Life Histories. Collected and Presented by Undergraduate Students from CLS 201: Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies, Spring 2016. Supervised by Dr. Delia Fernandez

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier Home / Historias Paralelas: España, Estados Unidos y la Frontera Americana. A Library of Congress bilingual site featuring maps, rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, and motion pictures relating to Spanish influence and interaction with other cultures existing in the geographic areas of North America, the Caribbean, and present-day Mexico between 1492-1898.

The Portuguese in the United States.

Smithsonian Latino Center. Created in 1997, the Smithsonian Latino Center works pan-institutionally with the entire network of Smithsonian museums, research centers, programs and almost 200 affiliates nationwide to ensure that Latino culture, achievement and contributions are celebrated and recognized....The Smithsonian Latino Center ensures that Latino contributions to the arts, sciences, and humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, research, museum collections, and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution.

Smithsonian Center - Latino Virtual Gallery.  The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives website showcasing Latino contributions to America's history, arts and culture.

Smithsonian Education - Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources

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