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Cesar Chávez with NFWA picket, drawing from Lo que debemos saber sobre las reclamaciones, and man in front of a Los Angeles area restaurant. Images courtesy of Wayne State University, Los Angeles Public Library's Shades of L.A.: Mexican American Community collection & the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection.
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Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles in the field of history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Latinx history. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.
Bracero History Archive
More than 2,500 items including oral histories & photographs pertaining to the Mexican guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964
Ethnic NewsWatch This link opens in a new window
Magazine, & newspaper articles from ethnic presses including the Latinx community mostly for the period from 1980s onward
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