Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

by Juan Gonzalez
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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez

Within the next decade, Hispanics will become the largest minority group in the United States. The new immigrants have ignited a vibrant "Latin explosion" in American popular culture. But the Latino influence reaches far beyond music, sports, cuisine, or the latest magazine cover.

Spanning five hundred years -- from the first New World colonies to our nation's nineteenth-century westward expansion, from the days of gunboat diplomacy to the turn of the millennium -- Harvest of Empire features family portraits of real-life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland, and how they have transformed the nation's cultural landscape.

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ISBN-13: 9780140255393
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Juan Gonzalez, a New York Daily News columnist, has lived in the United States for fifty of his fifty-one years. His numerous honors include the 1998 George Polk Award for excellence in journalism and the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in Puerto Rico, he grew up in a barrio housing project and was a cofounder of the 1960s Young Lords. He lives in New York City.

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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mc76NYC More than 1 year ago
This is a good introduction to the many people from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean who call the United States home. It dismantles the myth that all Hispanics are the same because they speak the same language and it gives good background on their experience in their native countries and well as what their presence means for their present country - the United States.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that as a Latino, I was very upset when I was given a Latino history course. Why should I? I know this stuff inside and out. Right? WRONG!!! Harvest of Empire digs very deep into US history and opens up a new chapter that was not presented to us in high school text books. Harvest of Empire will provide you the kind of information that will make you go 'Oh, I didn't know that'. Anyone from any culture wants to be able to look back into history and read about the great things that their 'people' has accomplished. Living in America and being surrounded by so many stereotypes has given Latinos a bad perception of themselves. This book has allowed me to see past all of this and realize that the Latino people truly have rich historical roots and have contributed alot towards the foundation of this great country.
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