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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 [...] »

Ceiling painting in the Salon de Carlos III, Madrid

Spain pursuing its own goals against Great Britain. [...] »

Header, Little Cowpuncher, vol. 2, no. 7, March 1936, Boboquivari School

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Photography, The Alamo at Night, 5 Jan 2004, Jay Cuthrell, Flickr CC

Remember the Alamo! But what does the U.S. remember? Historical fact or [...] »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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