La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State / Edition 1

La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State / Edition 1

by David E Hayes-Bautista
     
 


"Hayes-Bautista has long argued that Latinos in the United States, generally, and Mexican Americans, specifically, are members of a civil society—and not some dysfunctional minority group, as commonly imagined. As Americans lately have discovered America within the Americas, Hayes-Bautista now gives us an excellent guide to the nation's future, by describing… See more details below

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"Hayes-Bautista has long argued that Latinos in the United States, generally, and Mexican Americans, specifically, are members of a civil society—and not some dysfunctional minority group, as commonly imagined. As Americans lately have discovered America within the Americas, Hayes-Bautista now gives us an excellent guide to the nation's future, by describing the new possibility of California--the largest Hispanic state in the union."—Richard Rodriguez, author of Brown: The Last Discovery of America

"For more than two decades, Hayes-Bautista has been on the forefront of social scientists researching the developing Latino identity of California. The cumulative result is La Nueva California, a tour de force of social science, enlivened by convincing detail, historical imagination, prophetic power, and—above all else—great hope."—Kevin Starr, author of Americans and the California Dream series

"For more than a decade, David Hayes-Bautista has accurately charted the trajectory of the New California. He is the best qualified scholar to explain the pattern of Latino growth in California and its importance for California as a whole. His analysis is persuasive and sets forth constructive initiatives to allow the Latino presence in California to be a positive force for sustaining California as a state of opportunity and achievement."—Henry Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, American CityVista

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241459
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1. America Defines Latinos: 1940–1965
Chapter 2. Latinos Reject America’s Definition: 1965–1975
Chapter 3. Washington Defines a Minority: 1965–1975
Chapter 4. Latinos Define Latinos: 1975–1990
Chapter 5. Times of Crisis: Proposition 187 and After, 1990–2000
Chapter 6. Latinos Define American: 2000–2020
Chapter 7. Creating a Regional American Identity: 2020–2040
Chapter 8. Best-Case and Worst-Case Scenarios: California 2040

Notes
References
Index

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