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Latina/o Sexuality  

Pablo Mitchell and Xavier Tirado

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Apr 2019
Sexuality has been a central feature of the lives of people of Latin American descent since the beginning of Spanish exploration and conquest in the Americas in the late 1400s. The history ... More

Latinas/os in the Southern United States  

Perla M. Guerrero

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Mar 2017
Latinas/os were present in the American South long before the founding of the United States of America, yet knowledge about their southern communities in different places and time periods ... More

Latino/a and African American Relations  

Brian D. Behnken

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Nov 2016
African Americans and Latino/as have had a long history of social interactions that have been strongly affected by the broader sense of race in the United States. Race in the United States ... More

Latino Catholicism  

Timothy Matovina

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Sep 2015
The Latino/Latina or Hispanic Catholic presence spans the colonial era, the period of U.S. expansion during the 19th century, and the waves of new immigrants in the 20th and 21st ... More

Latinx Environmentalism  

Sara C. Fingal

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Jan 2019
Since the 1960s, Latinxs have played prominent roles in the environmental justice movement and in organizations that have defined their members as Hispanic or Latinx environmentalists. ... More

Latino Literature  

Elda María Román

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Feb 2017
Latina/o literature can be understood both in terms of its historical emergence and development as well as its engagement with and representation of history. The formation of a canon ... More

Latinos and the Law  

Allison Brownell Tirres

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Feb 2018
Latino Americans have intersected with the law in complicated ways throughout American history. Latinos themselves are a diverse and heterogeneous racial, ethnic, and cultural group, with ... More

Latinos in Film  

Laura Isabel Serna

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Mar 2017
Latinos have constituted part of the United States’ cinematic imagination since the emergence of motion pictures in the late 19th century. Though shifting in their specific contours, ... More

Latino Urbanism  

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

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Feb 2018
“Latino urbanism” describes a culturally specific set of spatial forms and practices created by people of Hispanic origin. It includes many different aspects of those forms and practices, ... More

Law in Early America  

Sally Hadden

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Nov 2018
Law in early America came from many sources. To focus exclusively on the English common law excludes other vital sources including (but not limited to) civil law, canon law, lex mercatoria ... More

LGBTQ Issues and U.S. Foreign Relations  

Phil Tiemeyer

The impact of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) issues on U.S. foreign relations is an understudied area, and only a handful of historians have addressed these issues ... More

LGBTQ Politics in America since 1945  

Emily K. Hobson

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Nov 2017
Since World War II, the United States has witnessed major changes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) politics. Indeed, because the history of LGBTQ activism is ... More

Liberalism from the Fair Deal to the Great Society  

Jonathan Bell

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Mar 2015
In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union address set out what he termed an “economic Bill of Rights” that would act as a manifesto of liberal policies after World War ... More

Liberty, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase of 1803: The Incorporation of the Territory of Orleans  

Jennifer M. Spear

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Mar 2018
On December 20, 1803, residents of New Orleans gathered at the Place d’Armes in the city center to watch as the French flag was lowered and the flag of the United States was raised in its ... More

Lobbying and Business Associations  

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

Political lobbying has always played a key role in American governance, but the concept of paid influence peddling has been marked by a persistent tension throughout the country’s history. ... More

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina  

Malinda Maynor Lowery

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Feb 2018
The Lumbee tribe of North Carolina, including approximately 55,000 enrolled members, is the largest Indian community east of the Mississippi River. Lumbee history serves as a window into ... More

Lutherans in America  

Mark A. Granquist

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Aug 2016
Lutherans are one branch of Protestant Christianity and have been in America for almost 400 years. Historically they have immigrated to America from Lutheran countries in Europe, ... More

McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare  

Landon R. Y. Storrs

The second Red Scare refers to the fear of communism that permeated American politics, culture, and society from the late 1940s through the 1950s, during the opening phases of the Cold War ... More

Memorializing Incarceration: The Japanese American Experience in World War II and Beyond  

Franklin Odo

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, living primarily on the West Coast of the ... More

Mexican Immigration to the United States  

Ramón A. Gutiérrez

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Jul 2019
The history of Mexican immigration to the United States is best characterized as the movement of unskilled, manual laborers pushed northward mostly by poverty and unemployment and pulled ... More

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