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This guide serves as a general starting point for research in Latina/o Studies.

Featured New Books

Intimate migrations : gender, family, and illegality among transnational Mexicans / Deborah A. Boehm. New York : New York University Press, 2013, c2012. DOUGLASS E184.M5B59 2013

Latinos and American popular culture / Patricia M. Montilla, editor. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2013]. ALEX E184.S75L3674 2013

Spanish as a heritage language in the United States : the state of the field / Sara M. Beaudrie and Marta Fairclough, editors. Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2012. ALEX PC4068.U5S63 2012

Performing queer latinidad : dance, sexuality, politics / Ramón H. Rivera-Servera.Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2012 DOUGLASS PN2270.G39R58 2012

American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study

The American Latino Theme Study, conducted for the National Park Service, provides a cultural and political history of Latinos in the United States through a series of scholarly essays with bibliographies. This is a very nice overview of key topics in Latino history.

Featured Resource: Onda Latina Digital Recordings

Onda Latina: The Mexican American Experience

"The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982"

New Database -- North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

This database documents the personal experience of immigrants to Canada and the United States over more than two centuries. In addition to letters, diaries and oral histories, there are a limited number of other sources, including immigration guides and cartoons. There is extensive indexing that allows you to search by, for example, place of birth, place of entry, occupation, and gender.

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