Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

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Penguin Group, 2000 - History - 346 pages
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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 popular culture and deeply affected American society. Spanning 500 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 immigrants along with sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland. In addition, it gives a fascinating look at how these Latino pioneers have transformed the cultural landscape of the United States.

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I'm sort of ashamed of myself for not knowing about this book sooner. I'm familiar with the author who is a friend of a friend, and knew what a good writer he is. The book is thoughtful and provocative in addition to being thoroughly researched, and extremely well written Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Gonzalez is a columnist with New York's Daily News, and the winner of a 1998 George Polk journalism award. He graduated from Columbia College and was a cofounder of the 1960s Young Lords.

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