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Introduction : portrait of a commuter nation -- The colonial experience -- Migrations before World War II -- Postwar migration patterns -- A demographic portrait -- Social and civil rights struggles -- Voices and images of the diaspora -- Overcoming the colonial experience: future challenges -- Brief chronology of Puerto Rican history.
National Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept 15 to Oct 15
PBS documentary - Latino Americans
LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series that aired nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013.
It is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
Formerly the Army Area Handbook Program. Profiles give brief, summarized information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation, telecommunications, government, politics, and national security.
BBC's country profiles are a guide to the history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives. SPECIAL NOTE: ON-CAMPUS network access to all BBC sites is currently blocked. MTSU's ITD is working to resolve this issue.
"Religion and American Cultures" offers a unique and engrossing journey across our country's religious landscape, past and present. A new spirit of religious diversity and multiculturalism stands alongside traditional institutions in this exhaustive three-volume set.
The first volume explores America's multicultural communities and their religious practices--not only Protestantism, Catholicism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Spirituality in Latino, African American, Native American, and Asian American communities is covered as well. The second volume focuses on cultural aspects of religions, with topics including film, Generation X, public sacred spaces, sexuality, new religious expressions, and much more. Organized alphabetically, longer general interest anchor essays in the first two volumes are followed by several shorter, more specialized supplementary essays. The third volume is devoted to complementary primary source documents. Written by more than 120 of America's most prestigious religious scholars, these insightful and intriguing entries address contemporary spiritual practice and culture with a historical perspective.
Chicano Catholicism--both as a popular religion and a foundation for community organizing--has, over the past century, inspired Chicano resistance to external forces of oppression and discrimination including from other non-Mexican Catholics and even the institutionalized church. Chicano Catholics have also used their faith to assert their particular identity and establish a kind of cultural citizenship.
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. Info on education, youth, politics, economics, etc.
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