Miguel Cabrera, Pintura de Castas (Wikimedia Commons)
The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and branches of study concerning the history of gender, race, and class in the Americas. These background sources are a quick way to find out key information as well as current points of scholarly debate.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.