Nueva York, 1613-1945

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Edward J. Sullivan
Scala, 2010 - History - 286 pages
As the population of New York City approaches the milestone of being one-third Hispanie, the demographic transformation will have a huge impact on the city's culture, daily life, and its very future. This marks a new phase in New York's relations to the Hispanic world, as Latine cultures and the Spanish language become a ubiquitons and important presence in the city. The roots of this transformation run deep. The history of the city's ties to the Spanish-speaking world is as old as New Amsterdam itself and is largely unknown.

Accompanying a major exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio, this groundbreaking interdisciplinary publication explores these historic connections and the myriad ways in which they have shaped the city for more than four centuries. The volume includes essays by the distinguished scholars Mike Wallace, Cathy Matson, Lisandro Perez, Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Carmen Bonllosa, Katharine E. Manthorne, Richard L. Kagan, Edward J. Sullivan, James D. Fernandez, Anna Indych-Lopez, and Juan Flores.

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is New York's oldest cultural institution. Its museum and internationally renowned research library collections comprise over four million items that span four centuries and document the history, culture, diversity, and continuing evolution of the United States as seen through the prism of New York City and State. The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to presenting groundbreaking exhibitions and intellectually engaging programming and educational activities that capitalize on its extraordinary museum and library collections, and to fostering research that reveals the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today.

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About the author (2010)

Edward J. Sullivan is the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History, New York University. He is the author of over thirty books and exhibition catalogues on Iberian and modern Latin American art and has served as guest curator for numerous exhibitions on these topics in museums in Latin America, North America, and Europe.

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