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US History: Living History Project (2024)

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Latin American Immigration

General Information/ Overviews

Key Legislation

See the Immigration: Start here! page for more general immigration legislation

Mexican Americans (Mostly in Chicago)

What does it mean to be Mexican-American? (5:36)

Stateside Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Explained (2:20)

Central American Immigration
How the Cold War Contributed to the Modern Central American Migrant Crisis (6:09)


Haitian Americans

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