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Selected eBooks in Latinx History

book cover: Silencing Race : Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico
book cover: Aztlán : essays on the Chicano homeland
book cover: Manifest destinies : the making of the Mexican American race
book cover: From the Jaws of Victory : The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement
book cover: They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression
book cover: Mexicanos : a history of Mexicans in the United States
book cover: Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest
book cover: Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960
book cover: Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910
book cover: Soldados Razos at War: Chicano Politics, Identity, and Masculinity in the U.S. Military from World War II to Vietnam
book cover: Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements: A Decolonial Reader
book cover: Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights
book cover: Conquering Sickness: Race, Health, and Colonization in the Texas Borderlands
book cover: Sancho's Journal: Exploring the Political Edge with the Brown Berets
book cover: Latinos in the United States : what everyone needs to know
book cover: Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement: Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in New York City
book cover: Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego
book cover: Brown in the Windy City : Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago
book cover: Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration
book cover: Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico
book cover: Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift
book cover: Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice
book cover: Labor Rights Are Civil Rights : Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America
book cover: The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers
book cover: Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom

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Browsing Latinx History

The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Though Latino/a/x history is covered in under various subjects (e.g., there will be Latinx history in the women's history call numbers, the urban history call numbers, etc.) the major section for Latinx history is listed below.

E184 Latino/a/x history Suzzallo 3

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.