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Harvest of Empire : A History of Latinos in America

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ISBN13:

9780140255393

ISBN10:
0140255397
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Penguin (Non-Classics)

Summary

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 ix
PART I---ROOTS (LAS RAICES)
Conquerors and Victims: The Image of America Forms (1500-1800)
3(24)
The Spanish Borderlands and the Making of an Empire (1810-1898)
27(31)
Banana Republics and Bonds: Taming the Empire's Backyard (1898-1950)
58(23)
PART II---BRANCHES (LAS RAMAS)
Puerto Ricans: Citizens Yet Foreigners
81(15)
Mexicans: Pioneers of a Different Type
96(12)
Cubans: Special Refugees
108(9)
Dominicans: From the Duarte to the George Washington Bridge
117(12)
Central Americans: Intervention Comes Home to Roost
129(20)
Colombians and Panamanians: Overcoming Division and Disdain
149(18)
PART III---HARVEST (LA COSECHA)
The Return of Juan Seguin: Latinos and the Remaking of American Politics
167(23)
Immigrants Old and New: Closing Borders of the Mind
190(16)
Speak Spanish, You're in America!: El Huracan over Language and Culture
206(22)
Free Trade: The Final Conquest of Latin America
228(18)
Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Possessed and Unwanted
246(23)
Epilogue 269(5)
Acknowledgments 274(2)
Notes 276(33)
Glossary 309(2)
Bibliography 311(14)
Interviews 325(4)
Index 329


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