Harvest of empire: A History of Latinos in America

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So many Hispanics came to this country toward the latter part of the twentieth century that they changed the face of the nation and are challenging its very identity. By 2050, one out of every five U.S. residents will be of Hispanic origin. The corner bodega, the salsa night spot, Mexican fajitas, and Spanish novellas are now as ubiquitous as rock 'n' roll and the state fair. But in this era of the global marketplace our government persists in erecting a steel, concrete, and electronic wall along our southern border to keep new Latinos out. Despite all efforts to restrict immigration in the 1990s, the Americanos keep coming--myriad differences among them in culture and class outlook, yet sharing the same language.Juan Gonzalez's passionate, sweeping, searching chronicle traces the Anglo-Hispanic encounter from the first sixteenth-century New World colonies and nineteenth-century U.S. conquest, gunboat diplomacy, and economic colonization of the Latin world up to the 1998 presidential election. Through intimate portraits (among them the author's own family), with which many readers will identify, Harvest of Empire reveals their experiences and concerns as they make a new life and transform this nation for a new century and an integrated hemisphere.
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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U. S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

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subject_facet Hispanic Americans -- History
Immigrants -- United States -- History
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Latin America -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History
United States -- Ethnic relations
United States -- Relations -- Latin America
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History
title_display Harvest of empire : a history of Latinos in America
title_full Harvest of Empire A History of Latinos in America
Harvest of empire : a history of Latinos in America / Juan Gonzalez
title_short Harvest of empire :
title_sub A History of Latinos in America
topic_facet Emigration and immigration
Ethnic relations
Hispanic Americans
Territorial expansion