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Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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Plano I Descripcion de la Costa, desde el Cavo de Cañaveral 1756

Peruse maps of Spanish and Portuguese colonization, exploration, and military [...] »

Photograph, Juan B. Rael interviewing Manuela Martinez, Taos, NM, ca. 1930, LoC.

Learn about Hispanic culture with the Juan B. Rael collection of upper Rio [...] »

Battle of Pensacola

The enemy of my enemy is my friend—what was Spain's role (and motivation [...] »

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Photography, Short-Handled Hoe at Work, 1956, Leonard Nadel, Object of History W

History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine [...] »

Print, A Chinese Family, Detroit Photographic Co., 1898-1905, LoC

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

Bracero History Archive

Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

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Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they [...] »

Cigarette card, Chinese opera faces (masks), New York Public Library Digital Gal

Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer these [...] »

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