This resource guide to 100 key events in Latino history provides students, librarians, and scholars with hundreds of original and compelling term paper ideas and the key print and electronic sources needed for research.
Latino peoples are an intrinsic part of our national identity, yet little attention has been paid to illustrating the links between Latino contributions and the transformations that have occurred in the United States throughout history. All students, including Latinos, need such resources to help them appreciate these vital connections.
Latinos are the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States, and the ways they have positively impacted our nation are significant and undeniable. This book examines the contributions of Latinos to U.S. history, providing hundreds of possible topics for term papers and research projects along with primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources of topical information. Subjects such as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848); the Bracero Program (1942); the United Farm Workers of America Is Formed (1962); and The Great American Boycott ("A Day Without Immigrants") of 2006 are just a few samples of the topics included.
Each historical event is described briefly, followed by direction toward specific research and writing topics for the student-historian. At least two alternative term paper suggestions complement these ideas, allowing creative, original approaches to historical inquires.
• Presents 100 historical events organized in chronological order, beginning with the founding of the California Missions in 1769 and culminating with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court
• Each of the 100 events offers annotated resources, including primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources
• Contains a comprehensive index highlighting connections between key historical events and public figures
• One of the only books available that combines Latino history with research and term paper suggestions, providing over 600 suggestions to guide students, scholars, and instructors toward quality research assignments
• The alternative term paper suggestions allow students to design unique history projects in the form of iMovies, websites, podcasts, literary analyses, interactive timelines, PowerPoint presentations, diplomatic recommendations, or newspaper editorials
• The primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources provided have been evaluated for quality and relevance