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Within the next decade, Hispanics will become the largest minority group in the United States. The new immigrants have ignited a vibrant Latin explosion in popular culture and deeply affected American society.

Spanning 500 years-from the first New World colonies to our nation's nineteenth-century westward expansion, from the days of gunboat diplomacy to the turn of the millennium-Harvest of Empire features family portraits of real-life immigrants along with sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland. In addition, it gives a fascinating look at how these Latino pioneers have transformed the cultural landscape of the United States.

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Spanning 500 years of Hispanic history, from the first New World colonies to the 19th century westward expansion in America, this narrative features family portraits of real-life immigrants along with sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I—Roots (Las Raíes)

1. Conquerors and Victims: The Image of America Forms (1500-1800)

2. The Spanish Borderlands and the Making of an Empire (1810-1898)

3. Banana Republics and Bonds: Taming the Empire's Backyard (1898-1950)

Part II—Branches (Las Ramas)

4. Puerto Ricans: Citizens Yet Foreigners

5. Mexicans: Pioneers of a Different Type

6. Cubans: Special Refugees

7. Dominicans: From the Duarte to the George Washington Bridge

8. Central Americans: Intervention Comes Home to Roost

9. Colombians and Panamanians: Overcoming Division and Disdain

Part—Harvest (La Cosecha)

10. The Return of Juan Seguín: Latinos and the Remaking of American Politics

11. Immigrants Old and New: Closing Borders of the Mind

12. Speak Spanish, You're in America!: El Huracán over Language and Culture

13. Free Trade: The Final Conquest of Latin America

14. Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Possessed and Unwanted

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Interviews

Index

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jubileetwist, August 22, 2011 (view all comments by jubileetwist)
Every inhabitant of the North American continent, especially of European ancestry, should read this book. And most definitely if your idea of immigration is "build a wall" to keep 'them' out or if your base knowledge of Latin Americans is a disconnected, dehumanized bogeyman of fear and misunderstanding. The history of the Latin American peoples, the history of U.S. interventionism and involvement in Latin American countries, and the models of migration....are well worth the few dollars for this book. This book was revolutionary for me and I hope it is for you too.
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sandgriat, December 22, 2006 (view all comments by sandgriat)
Teachers of America need to teach about the true history of our country and about how hard our elders/ancestors worked to make things right, to succeed as a race as a people. If it not taught in the schools then parents should take the initiative and pick up where others left off. We cannot forget, we cannot give up the fight. I have taken the time to research and find books that teach of true history and civil rights to arm my daughter with knowledge, with power. This is the only way we shall over come.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140255393
Subtitle:
A History of Latinos in America
Author:
Gonzalez, Juan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
106-1023
Publication Date:
20010101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.46x5.57x.77 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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