Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History

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Overview

Latino peoples are an intrinsic part of our national identity, yet little attention has been paid to illustrating the links between Latino contributions and the transformations that have occurred in the United States throughout its history. All students, including Latinos, need such resources to help them appreciate these vital connections.

Latinos are the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States, and the ways they have positively impacted our nation are significant and undeniable. This book examines the contributions of Latinos to U.S. history, providing hundreds of possible topics for term papers and research projects along with primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources of topical information. Subjects such as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848); the Bracero Program (1942); the United Farm Workers of America (1962); and The Great American Boycott ("A Day Without Immigrants") of 2006 are just a few sample of the topics included.

Each historical event is described briefly, followed by a number of fresh term paper ideas. Two alternative term paper suggestions using new media follow, allowing creative, original approaches to historical inquiries. Vetted primary and secondary sources, websites, and multimedia sources are then annotated to facilitate the writing of authoritative and quality term papers.

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"This reference book would be useful for students completing secondary or college level studies; homeschoolers and online students will also find this book to be thought-provoking for conducting further study"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313379321
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2010
  • Series: Term Paper Resource Guides Series
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 California Mission Program (1769-1834) 1

2 Santa Fe Trail and Railroad Are Established (1821, 1880) 5

3 Monroe Doctrine (December 2, 1823) 9

4 Secularization of Alta California Mission Lands (1833) 13

5 Texas Revolution (1835-1836) 17

6 Bear Flag Revolt (June 14, 1846) 22

7 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) 26

8 José Martí Exiled in New York (1880-1895) 30

9 Ybor City, Florida, Established (1886) 34

10 Destruction of the USS Maine (February 15, 1898) 38

11 Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Established (1898) 43

12 Platt Amendment (1901) 46

13 Panama Canal Constructed (1904-1914) 50

14 Roosevelt Corollary (December 1904) 53

15 Jones-Shaforth Act (1917) 56

16 U.S. Border Patrol Established (May 28, 1924) 59

17 League of United Latin American Citizens Founded (1929) 61

18 Dennis Chávez Elected to Congress (1930) 65

19 Good Neighbor Policy toward Latin America (1933) 68

20 Diego Rivera's Mural Removed from Rockefeller Center (February 10, 1934) 71

21 Ponce Massacre (March 21, 1937) 76

22 Emma Tenayuca and the Southern Pecan Shelling Company Strike (1938) 79

23 Almighty Latin King Nation Formed (1940s) 82

24 Bracero Program Created (1942) 85

25 Zoot Suit Riots (May-June 1943) 88

26 Great Puerto Rican Migration (1945-1955) 92

27 Méndez v. Westminster (1946) 95

28 Puerto Rican Independence Party Founded (October 20, 1946) 98

29 Héctor P. García Establishes the American GI Forum (1948) 101

30 Operation Bootstrap (1948-1960s) 104

31 Luis Muñoz Marín Elected Governor of Puerto Rico (January 2, 1949) 107

32 Battle of Chávez Ravine/Dodger Stadium (1949-1962) 110

33 Blair House Terrorist Attack (November 1, 1950) 113

34 U.S. Capitol Shooting by Puerto Rican Nationalists (March 1, 1954) 116

35 Hernández v. Texas (1954) 119

36 Operation Wetback (1954) 123

37 Rise of Ritchie Valens (1958) 125

38 Fidel Castro Visits New York (April 1959) 129

39 Cuban Immigration to the United States (1959-1994) 132

40 Dominican Immigration to the United States (1961-2000) 136

41 Bay of Pigs Invasion (April 1961) 139

42 United Farm Workers of America Formed (1962) 142

43 Cuban Missile Crisis (October 1962) 146

44 El Teatro Campesino Founded (1965) 149

45 United States Invades Dominican Republic (April 28, 1965) 152

46 National Voting Rights Act (1965) 155

47 United Farm Workers Grape Boycott (1965-1970) 158

48 Immigration and Naturalization Act (1965) 161

49 Our Lady of Charity Shrine Founded in Miami, Florida (1966) 165

50 INTAR Theatre Founded (1967) 168

51 Brown Berets Founded (1967) 171

52 Rudolfo "Corky" Gonzales Publishes "Yo Soy Joaquín" (1967) 174

53 Bilingual Education Act of 1968 (1968) 178

54 Los Angeles School District Chicano Student Walkouts (1968) 181

55 National Council of La Raza Established (1968) 185

56 California State University Establishes the First Chicano Studies Program (1968) 188

57 Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Founded (1968) 191

58 Young Lords Organization Created in Chicago (1968) 195

59 El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán Drafted (1969) 198

60 El Plan de Santa Barbara Ratified (1969) 201

61 Santana Performs at Woodstock (1969) 205

62 La Raza Unida Party Founded (January 17, 1970) 209

63 Chicano Park Founded in San Diego (April 1970) 212

64 National Chicano Moratorium March (August 29, 1970) 215

65 Nuyorican Poets Café Founded (1973) 219

66 The Mexican Museum Founded in San Francisco (1975) 222

67 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Established (1976) 225

68 Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa Publish This Bridge Called My Back (1981) 228

69 Cuban American National Foundation Established (1981) 231

70 Plyler v. Doe (1982) 235

71 Boland Amendments (1982-1984) 238

72 El Norte Debuts (1983) 241

73 Culture Clash Created (1984) 244

74 American Baptist Churches et al. v. Thornburgh et al. and the ABC Decision (1985, 1991) 248

75 Radio Martí's First Broadcast to Cuba (May 20, 1985) 251

76 Immigration Reform and Control Act (November 1986) 254

77 Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America (1986) 258

78 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Becomes the First Latina Elected to Congress (1989) 261

79 Voting Rights Language Assistance Act (1992) 264

80 Church of the Lukumi Babulu Aye v. City of Hialeah, Florida (1993) 267

81 North American Free Trade Agreement (January 1, 1994) 271

82 Operation Gatekeeper (October 1, 1994) 274

83 California Proposition 187 Passes (1994) 278

84 Selena Murdered (1995) 281

85 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (1996) 284

86 Helms-Burton Act (March 12, 1996) 288

87 Colombian Immigration to the United States (1996-Early 21st Century) 291

88 Homies Unidos Chapter Formed in Los Angeles (1998) 295

89 California Proposition 227 (1998) 298

90 Cuban.Five Arrested and Convicted (September 12, 1998) 301

91 Vieques Island Dispute (April 1999) 304

92 Immigration and Naturalization Service Seizure of Elián González (April 22, 2000) 308

93 American Airlines Flight 587 Crashes (November 12, 2001) 311

94 Jimmy Carter Visits Cuba (May 2002) 315

95 NBC Purchases Telemundo (2002) 318

96 U.S.-Mesico Border Trafficking Tunnel Discovered (January 24, 2006) 322

97 "A Day without Immigrants" (The Great American Boycott) National Marches (May 1, 2006) 325

98 Secure Fence Act (October 26, 2006) 329

99 Postville Raid (May 12, 2008) 332

100 Sonia Sotomayor Becomes the First Latina U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2009) 336

Index 341

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