Latino American Experience

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Comprehensive, informative, and now even easier to use, The Latino American Experience (LAE) is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos--the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics in the United States are an intrinsic part of our national identity. This enormous segment of the United States population today--comprising immigrants from dozens of Latin countries, as well as Spain--now accounts for over 15 percent of the overall U.S. population. The diversity of Latino cultures is wide ranging and their myriad cultural traditions reflect unique historical trajectories in the United States. The Latino American Experience (LAE) explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States--an estimated 44 million individuals who have formed unique, self-sufficient, and vibrant communities across the nation. Designed and developed under the guidance of Latino librarians, LAE offers unparalleled depth and content that meets the specific research and curriculum needs of students, teachers, and librarians. Additionally, the Idea Exchange section offers informative, scholarly essays on specific topics that are often the basis for community college and undergraduate writing assignments. Coverage ranges from precontact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues like recent immigration law to cultural themes like coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine. The Latino American Experience is an indispensable electronic research and learning resource that provides learners with far more than history lessons with facts and figures; it gives voice to the Latino experience through Latino authors and contributors. This resource is available in formats designed specifically for academic libraries or public and K-12 libraries. The Academic database includes a feature titled "Idea Exchange." This collection of peer-reviewed articles presents multiple perspectives on core topics and is designed to encourage deeper scholarly exploration and discussion. The articles serve as models of well-constructed argumentative essays. And, they are citable for college- and university-level research papers. Users will find current MLA 7th edition, Chicago 15th ed., and APA 6th edition citation options to help simplify the bibliographic process. Tools for use of the online databases: ABC-CLIO Tools for Middle and High School LibrariesABC-CLIO Tools for Higher Education Libraries 

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