This document reader includes 8 primary sources regarding labor movements with large numbers of Latino American membership or Latino American leadership. The sources also have short intros providing analysis on both the point of view being represented as well as how they tie into the themes presented by both my contextual and historiographical essays. These sources come from several diverse view points including those involved in the labor movements being documented, the US government, and outside political groups. Additionally, I have included several pieces of memorabilia/activist material, as they serve a unique purpose to community oriented movement organizing.
As in all document readers, it important for you to think carefully about how to present your primary sources. How much do you need to excerpt to give your reader an accurate view of the ideas presented in the source? Historical questions are seldom interpreted with a single voice. Do your sources properly reflect the debates and varying perspectives surrounding your issue?
Each primary source should include a heading with the author, title, and year of your source (use a footnote for the full citation), followed by your short introduction, and then the source excerpt.
On this page, you will include a short paragraph talking about the primary source documents in your reader (How do they represent the complexity of your topic? How did you pick them to reflect diverse perspectives?), followed by a table of contents.