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American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study


National Park System Advisory Board



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This theme study presents opportunities in communities nationwide by making the most recent scholarship in Latino history is now available to a broad public audience. Also, it provides historic preservationists in government agencies and the private sector now have a tool to help identify and evaluate Latino-related places for historical significance. Lastly, this study will allow more of these places are likely to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and for National Historic Landmark designation. Historian Stephen Pitti's core essay sets the stage for the essays in the theme study. This overview of the Latino journey is personified in five historical figures: the Cuban priest Félix Varela, the Mexican American author María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, the Puerto Rican bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the Guatemalan civil rights organizer Luisa Moreno, and the Mexican American politician Edward Roybal.

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National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Latinos and the Law



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