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Library of Congress Guide to the Mexican War     View
Start here for some detailed information about the Mexican War: speeches from Presidents Lincoln and Polk, a copy of the treaty between Mexico and the United States, helpful maps and more. Check out the bibliography for more great Mexican War sources ...

Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story     View
Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Independent Lens film about the Mexican-American families living in the Chavez Ravine area of Los Angeles who were, in the early 1950s, "forcefully evicted ... to make way for a low-income pu ...

The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music     View
"Music excerpts, liner notes, and photos" about the music of Mexican-Americans. Includes information on Tejanos; Norteños; musical styles of conjunto , orquesta tejana , Tex-Mex, and La Onda Chicana (The Chicano Wave); musicians Beto V ...

Mexican Chocolate: A Culinary Evolution     View
Article about Mexican chocolate, which "refers to either the round, flat disks of cinnamon-scented chocolate found throughout the land, or the foamy drink made from them." Includes a history of the "use of chocolate as a beverage, a ri ...

The Zoot-Suit and Style Warfare     View
This 1984 essay by Stuart Cosgrove explores the 1943 Los Angeles "Zoot-Suit Riots" and the social and political importance of the zoot-suit to Mexican-American youths ("pachucos") as "an emblem of ethnicity and a way of negot ...

History of Mexican Independence     View
Introduction to the history of Mexican Independence Day. Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called the Indians and mestizos (persons of mixed race) to retaliate against the Spaniards. "Every year ...

Online Bookshelves: Mexican War     View
Collection of documents related to the Mexican War (1846-1848), with a focus on U.S. Army campaigns in the war. Covers the Battle of Monterrey, occupation of Mexico, campaigns of Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott, U.S. Army topographical engineers in ...

Mexican Cheese: The Whole Enchilada     View
Describes traditional Mexican creams (cremas) and cheeses (such as queso blanco and queso cojita). Includes recipes using these ingredients. From a food columnist and cookbook author.

Mexican Independence Day: 16 de Septiembre: El Grito de Independencia     View
Brief background about the origins of the celebration of Mexican Independence Day on September 16. Also includes a description of how the holiday is celebrated today, such as the ceremony in Mexico City on the evening of September 15, in which a gove ...

Hispanic America USA     View
Highlights the contributions of Hispanics to American and world history. Includes biographies of astronauts, military heroes, athletes, and politicians.




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