The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 7/15/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Ramos, best known for his work on "Noticiero Univision, " paints a fascinating picture of immigrant life in America. Through gripping narratives, he helps to establish the notion that contemporary immigrants have ultimately created a country within a country.

Author Biography

Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision for the last fourteen years and has won seven Emmy Awards for excellence in journalism. A bestselling author, he also writes a weekly column for more than thirty-five newspapers in the United States and Latin America, and provides a daily radio commentary to dozens of radio stations. He has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize for excellence in reporting on Latin America, given by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
From the South to the North: Stories of Mexican Immigrants
The Borderp. 3
Amelia and San Guivip. 10
Falsifying the Futurep. 19
A Day without a Mexicanp. 23
Aspen for the Undocumentedp. 27
Matamoros, New Yorkp. 31
The Raidp. 35
Nanniesp. 39
The Reconquest of Californiap. 45
The Indispensablep. 49
From Chicago with Skepticismp. 53
The Betrayal (or How the Votes of 10 Million Mexicans Were Stolen)p. 56
Angel, "The Discriminated One"p. 60
Heliodoro's Lettersp. 64
The Mexican Girl Who Wrote to President Clintonp. 68
We Come from Everywhere
Elian: His First 150 Days in the United Statesp. 73
Cuba Entrenched in Miamip. 107
Lazaro: A Dissident in Exilep. 111
Central Americans: From Wars, Laws, and Hurricanesp. 115
Vieques and What It Means to Be Puerto Ricanp. 123
Puerto Dominicans and New Dominicansp. 129
The New Colombian Exodusp. 135
The Muddy Shoes of Venezuelap. 141
Life in the United States
Nostalgia, Aromas, and Tacosp. 149
The Callp. 151
The Rediscovery of Hispanicsp. 153
California Is the Futurep. 160
Loretta and the Voters' Revengep. 164
Accomplices of the Undocumentedp. 168
The Labyrinthp. 172
The Metedolaresp. 175
What Immigrants Contribute to the United Statesp. 179
Julian Samora and the Dogsp. 185
John Rocker--Face-to-Face with a Racistp. 187
How to Kill an Immigrant and Get Away with Itp. 193
Video Justicep. 196
Long Live Spanglish!p. 201
The Future of Spanish in the United Statesp. 206
The Spanglish Professorp. 210
The American Dream
Why Marta Wants to Leave Mexicop. 217
Soccer Childrenp. 220
La Vida Locap. 224
Chef Cristinop. 228
The American Dream--Mexican Style (or Maria Amparo's Santitos)p. 230
Our Future
Am I an Immigrant, Papa?p. 237
Amnestyp. 239
July 1, 2059p. 246
Where Are They Now?p. 249
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