A Virtual Library on Latino Culture

Available in both academic and school versions, The Latino American Experience provides learners with far more than history lessons with facts and figures. It tells of the Latino experience first-hand, through the voices of Latino authors and contributors.

Students can customize their searches by events, ideas and movements, places and individuals. They can also search by era or browse "The Idea Exchange." With content in English and Spanish, this premier online resource is truly a virtual library on Latino culture. Other features include: 

  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Commentaries from noted scholars that reflect multiple points of view and stimulate critical thinking
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

Topic Centers Include:

  • Cultures Collide: 1490s–1520s
  • Founding the Spanish Empire: 1521–1598
  • Spanish Borderlands: 1598–1810
  • Struggles for Independence: 1810–1846
  • Remaking the U.S. Map: 1846–1865
  • Transitions: 1868–1900
  • Migrations and Community Formation: 1900–1919
  • Great Depression and Repatriation: 1920–1941
  • World War II: 1941–1948
  • Postwar Migrations: 1948–1959
  • Early Latino Civil Rights Movements: 1959–1965
  • Chicano Movement: 1966–1979
  • Conservative Tide: 1980–1992
  • Progress Amid the Backlash: 1992–2000
  • New Millennium: 2000–Present

Rich Contextual Reference

A collection of primary sources on the Chicano Movement feature vibrant art work in such media forms as murals, poster art, silkscreens, landmark documents capturing key moments in Chicano history, and a compelling body of Teatro Campesino play scripts, including the award-winning production, Zoot Suit.