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The American Mosaic

The Latino American Experience (Academic)

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Description

Comprehensive, informative, and easy to use, The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience (LAE) is the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos—the largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States.

The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience (LAE) explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States—an estimated 44 million individuals who have formed unique, self-sufficient, and vibrant communities across the nation.

Designed and developed under the guidance of Latino librarians, LAE offers unparalleled depth and content that meets the specific research and curriculum needs of students, teachers, and librarians. Additionally, the Idea Exchange section offers informative, scholarly essays on specific topics that are often the basis for community college and undergraduate writing assignments.

Coverage ranges from precontact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues like recent immigration law to cultural themes like coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine. The Latino American Experience is an indispensable electronic research and learning resource that provides learners with far more than history lessons with facts and figures; it gives voice to the Latino experience through Latino authors and contributors.

Features

  • Content includes hundreds of primary documents and media, including speeches, maps, songs, audio clips, interviews, and vivid historical photographs
  • Faceted searching allows for fast and powerful refinement of search results
  • Ongoing content updates enrich the site throughout the school year—at no additional cost
  • Thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays contained within the database's exclusive Idea Exchange sections pose questions such as "How should we refer to Americans who descend from Spanish-speaking countries?" and "Do media portrayals of Latinos influence the types of public policies directed at them?"

Highlights

  • Covers history and culture from all the countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula, including content on modern-day Latin American countries, the history of the Hispanic Diaspora, and indigenous peoples
  • Ties into curriculum standards with content and features geared to state-required studies on Latino history
Series Description

ABC-CLIO Solutions Academic Editions


Created specifically for academic libraries, ABC-CLIO Solutions Academic Editions provides essential coverage of topics in American history and government, world history, geography, and multicultural and popular culture subjects. These deep resources have been engineered to help undergraduates thrive in a demanding academic environment.

Each of the 14 online ABC-CLIO Solutions includes three innovative components:

A REFERENCE LIBRARY
A comprehensive, fully integrated, topic-specific reference library offers authoritative, award-winning content that includes rich media and thousands of primary sources that support authentic research and scholarship.

A COURSE COMPANION
Updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts, the course companion reinforces the core concepts presented in textbooks, lectures, and discussion sections.

SCHOLARLY PERSPECTIVES
This collection of expert commentaries, located in the Idea Exchange section of each online solution, is unique to ABC-CLIO. They expose students to scholarly argument, persuasive writing, and primary source anaylsis. The Idea Exchange presents original, peer-reviewed scholarship and debate in a format accessible to undergraduates, and also serves as a model for students as they undertake their own research and writing activities.

Highlights

  • Always current and updated daily with authoritative content reviewed by scholars and content experts
    Supports academically underprepared students by making it easy for them to grasp complex topics
    Online and available for students and educators to access anywhere, anytime
    Compatible with federated search engines and most common citation software
    Aligns with your budget by offering custom package options, significant discounts for multiple subscriptions, and low maintenance cost

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