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Mexican Americans in the Columbia River Basin     View
This Web site is dedicated to the history of Mexican Americans in the Columbia River Basin region of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state. The historical overview presents illustrated discussions about early Mexican migrants and settlers, cultural tra ...
http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/ma/

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Cinco de Mayo     View
Statistics about the May 5 holiday that "marks the Mexican army's victory [in 1862] over the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, the celebration of this victory has come to be known simply as 'Cinco de Mayo.'" Inc ...
http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/013395.html

Under Two Flags: Mexican Workers in Washington Fields     View
"This four-part series [from 2000] chronicles the lives of Mexican farmworkers in Eastern Washington and explores the underground economy that supports Washington's agricultural industry." Articles and photos portray the experiences of indi ...
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mexico/

Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California     View
To "help people more fully recognize and appreciate the accomplishments and contributions of California's varied communities," the California Office of Historic Preservation recruited experts to write narrative histories and identify one hu ...
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/5views/5views.htm

Accordion Dreams     View
Devoted to conjunto , a "distinct American musical genre that has had a major impact on the Mexican American community of the United States." Contains a history of conjunto (Tejanos, German Texans, and the bajo sexto ); a timeline and histo ...
http://www.pbs.org/accordiondreams/

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)     View
This site presents the history of the war including its prelude, aftermath, and legacy. The timeline helps place the period in context from Hernan Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs to Mexican independence from Spain to Texas' independence. A discussion ...
http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/

The Forgotten Americans: A Film About Los Colonias     View
Dedicated to colonias, "rural communities and neighborhoods located within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border that lack adequate infrastructure." Includes photographs; information on income, housing, education, health, water, waste water, ...
http://www.pbs.org/klru/forgottenamericans/

African-Americans in the Armed Forces     View
This IPL pathfinder is designed for individuals interested in the role African-Americans have played in major American conflicts and their relationship to the United States Armed Forces. It is organized in chronological order by eras. Both print and ...
http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48433

Zoot Suit Riots: Los Angeles Erupts in Violence     View
Explores the 1943 Los Angeles riots, when "ethnic and racial tensions [between Anglos and Mexican-Americans] that had been building up over the years boiled over." Includes a timeline (1880s-1972), maps, letters of the Sleepy Lagoon defenda ...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/index.html

The New Americans     View
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Independent Lens documentary about "a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home ... and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century." Immigrants includ ...
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/

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