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The Latino American Experience
Comprehensive, informative, and now even easier to use, The Latino American Experience is the latest version of 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 Team
Miroslava Chávez-García, PhD
Spencer Crew, PhD
Joe Watkins, PhD
Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
Marian Perales, Editorial Specialist
Casey Coffee, Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
Ellen Rasmussen, Media Editor
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems
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Cultures Collide, 1490s-1520s—iStockPhoto.com
Founding the Spanish Empire- 1521-1598—Snark/Art Resource
Spanish Borderlands, 1598-1810—Peter Wiener
Struggles for Independence, 1810-1846—Stephenson, Nathaniel W. Texas and the Mexican War, 1921
Remaking the U.S. Map, 1846-1865—North Wind Picture Archives
Transitions, 1868-1900—U.S. Naval Historical Center
Migrations and Community Formation, 1900-1919—Library of Congress
Great Depression and Repatriation, 1920-1941—Library of Congress
World War II, 1941-1948—Bettman/Corbis
Postwar Migrations, 1948-1959—AP Photo
Latino Civil Rights Movement, 1959-1965—Michael Rougier/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Chicano Movement, 1966-1979—1976 Judith F. Baca “The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Division of the Barrios and Chavez Ravine.” Photo courtesy of SPARC sparcinla.org
Conservative Tide, 1980-1992—U.S. Coast Guard
Progress Amid the Backlash, 1992-2000—AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File
New Millennium, 2000-Present—AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais