Title: La Esperanza
About: La Esperanza was a national Catholic Spanish-language publication in Los Angeles, California. Sponsored by the Claretians, the weekly magazine began in 1929 and ended in 1955. The publication’s content focused on Catholic topics relevant to the United States Spanish-speaking population. Directed toward the Mexican community, the magazine printed many articles about the Church-State crisis as well as news from the homeland. This transnational viewpoint provides a unique perspective for the reader. This exceptional publication offers a great opportunity for scholars to uncover the Spanish-speaking communities’ activities during the first half of the twentieth century.
Available online: 3 November 1929 - 26 December 1954 (884 issues, 17,746 pages)