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The Latino American Experience
Comprehensive, informative, and now even easier to use, The Latino American Experience 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.
The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience Team
Spencer Crew, PhD
Andrew P. Jackson
Joe Watkins, PhD
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