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United States of Mestizo
     

United States of Mestizo

by Ilan Stavans
 

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This powerful manifesto attests to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century. Ilan Stavans meditates on the way the cross-fertilizing process that defined the Americas during the colonial period—the racial melding of Europeans and indigenous people—was a foretelling of the current miscegenation that is the most salient

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This powerful manifesto attests to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century. Ilan Stavans meditates on the way the cross-fertilizing process that defined the Americas during the colonial period—the racial melding of Europeans and indigenous people—was a foretelling of the current miscegenation that is the most salient profile of America today. If, as W. E. B. DuBois once argued, the 20th century was defined by a color fracture, Stavans believes that the 21st will be shaped by the multicolor line that will make us all a sum of parts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588382887
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ilan Stavans is a Mexican-American essayist, lexicographer, cultural commentator, translator, short-story author, TV personality, and teacher known for his insights into American, Hispanic, and Jewish cultures. Former host of the PBS series Conversations with Ilan Stavans, he has written, edited, and translated more than 50 books, including On Borrowed Words (2001), Spanglish (2003), Love and Language (2007), and Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Early Years (2010). He is the Lewis-Sebring professor in Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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