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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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Colored lithograph, Poblanas, 1836, Carl Nebel, LOC

In 1821, Anglo settlers migrated to Texas en masse. Discover the profound [...] »

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

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Photo, Rudy Acosta in Italy, VOCES Oral History Project

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Electronic Schoolhouse / La Escuela Electronica

Explore materials on the Latino experience in New York from 1861 to the present. [...] »

photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

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

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Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

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

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