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Title:
Latino Americans : the 500-year legacy that shaped a nation
Author(s):
Suarez, Ray, 1957-
ISBN/ISSN:
9780451238146

0451238141
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Physical Description:
xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A companion book to the PBS documentary series"--Cover.
Contents:
Telling our story: an introduction -- The convergence begins (la convergencia comienza) -- Shared destinies... made manifest -- At war: abroad... and at home -- I like to be in America -- Who's "in"? Who's "out"? Whose America? -- Where are we going? (¿Adónde vamos?).
Abstract:
Sharing the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others, this companion to the PBS miniseries explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year-span who have made an impact on history.
Pub Date:
A Celebra Book, [2013]

©2013
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THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.

Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the Spanish-American War to the civil rights movement.

Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others--individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people.


Author Notes

Ray Suarez is a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of the public radio show America Abroad. He has also been host of Talk of the Nation on NPR and a correspondent for CNN. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.


Table of Contents

Telling Our Story: An Introductionp. vii
Chapter 1 The Convergence Begins (La Convergencia Comienza)p. 1
Chapter 2 Shared Destinies ... Made Manifestp. 39
Chapter 3 At War: Abroad ... and at Homep. 85
Chapter 4 I Like to Be in Americap. 125
Chapter 5 Who's "In"? Who's "Out"? Whose America?p. 167
Chapter 6 Where are We Going? (¿Adónde Vamos?)p. 203

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