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History of National Hispanic Heritage Month
Since 1988 Americans have celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month annually during the period beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15. This guide is intended as a starting point for you to learn more about Hispanic-Latinx peoples, histories, cultures and contributions.
History.com overview of Mexican-American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.
A neighborhood guide that highlights aspects of Latinx communities in Chicago including food, art and culture.
This full length encyclopedia article examines different Hispanic populations history, migration and activism.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
Facts from Pew Research about Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
This site is a collaborative project between the following organizations: Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
A native Chicagoan, Cisneros is a well known author and poet.
Becoming Julia de Burgos by
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
In the first book-length study written in English, Vanessa Pérez-Rosario examines poet and political activist Julia de Burgos's development as a writer, her experience of migration, and her legacy in New York City, the poet's home after 1940. Summary taken from book.
From the Jaws of Victory by
Publication Date: 2014-06-14
Based on little-known sources and one-of-a-kind oral histories with many veterans of the farm worker movement, this book revises much of what we know about the UFW. Summary taken from book.
History of Latinos by
Publication Date: 2014-08-11
This book explores the heritage and history of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans. Summary taken from book.
La Florida by
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
Melding history, literature, anthropology, music, culture, and sociology, La Florida is a unique presentation of the Hispanic roots that run deep in Florida's past and present and will assuredly shape its future. Summary taken from book.
Steel Barrio by
Publication Date: 2013-06-17
This book explores the Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940.
Writing Revolution in Latin America by
Publication Date: 2019-09-15
In the politically volatile period from the 1960s through the end of the twentieth century, Latin American authors were in direct dialogue with the violent realities of their time and place. Writing Revolution in Latin America is a chronological study of the way revolution and revolutionary thinking is depicted in the fiction composed from the eye of the storm. Summary taken from book.
Recommended Print Books
Daughter of Fortune by
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel. Summary taken from book.
The General in His Labyrinth by
Publication Date: 2003-10-07
This is a fictionalized account of the last days of Simón Bolívar, liberator of five South American countries.
The House on Mango Street by
Publication Date: 1991-04-03
The story of a young girl growing up in one of Chicago's Hispanic neighborhoods.
Island Beneath the Sea by
Publication Date: 2011-04-26
The story of a slave of mixed heritage looking to take control of her own life.
Right-Wing Women in Chile by
Publication Date: 2002-06-15
Drawing on extensive interviews with leaders and participants, Margaret Power tells the story of right-wing women, examining their motives, the tactics they employed, and the impact of their ideas and activity on Chilean society and politics. Summary taken from book.
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