| By Traci Cothran |
Have you heard it’s Hispanic Heritage Month – a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate all the contributions Hispanic people have made? Here are just a few of the resources we’re highlighting this month:
You’ll also find the wonderful contributions of Hispanic Americans in our various databases – such as Ellen Ochoa, scientist and astronaut, in Biography In Context.
And Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, fighters for social justice, in US History In Context.
As well as the first Hispanic American prima ballerina, Evelyn Cisneros, in General OneFile.
But there’s so much more to know and discover. Check out these eBooks available through GVRL to learn more:
- Latinos by Carmen Tafolla and Martha P. Cotera, eds. Great Lives from History Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012. 1058 pp. 3 vols.
- Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia by David J. Leonard and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, eds. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2013. 685 pp.
- Contemporary Hispanic Biography by Ashyia N. Henderson, ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 240 pp.
- Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol, eds. Indiana University Press, 2006. 885 pp. 3 vols.
- Understanding Latino History: Excavating the Past, Examining the Present by Pablo R. Mitchell. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2018. 303 pp.
- Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia by Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. 957 pp. 2 vols.
- Sonia Sotomayor: The Supreme Court’s First Hispanic Justice by Richard Barrington. Making a Difference: Leaders Who are Changing the World Chicago: Britannica Digital Learning, 2015. 48 pp.
- Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers’ Fight for Rights and Justice by Roger Bruns. Movements of the American Mosaic Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2013. 344 pp.
Want to find out more about this month? Visit https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ and https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/.
Contact your Gale rep for more information on GVRL.
Meet the Author
Traci Cothran is a manager in Gale’s Database Program and a history buff, so she can often be found watching videos from the early 1900s in Gale’s World History In Context.
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