About us

About us

Our American History is an award winning web site of the contribution of the Spanish and Latinx to the 18th century American Revolutionary War.  The sites include information on the key events and people in North and South America and Spain, resources for scholars and teachers, an interactive timeline, and a children’s section with an interactive map.

The Latinx Almanac is available on available on Google Play and Apple App Store. The Almanac is a mobile application with daily key events on Latinx history and culture in North and South America, including the many contributions of Latinx to our history.

These web sites were created by Barbara A. Mitchell, a first-generation Latina with a mission to promote understanding and enjoyment of the Hispanic culture and contribution to our history.  As the contentious immigration debate continues and as mainstream Americans struggle to accept and embrace a changing population, Barbara believes that fostering a dialogue of respect, knowledge, and a shared heritage will make a profound difference.

Barbara is the author of several articles on the role of the Spanish and Hispanic Americans in the American Revolution for the Weider History Group, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines.  She is currently working on her book How the Spanish and Hispanic Americans helped to win the American Revolutionary War.  Barbara holds degrees from Cornell University, Northwestern University, and the University of Maryland University College.  Please visit her blog at OurAmericanHistory.com/Blog