Harvest Of Empire: A History Of Latinos In America

Paperback | May 31, 2011

byJuan Gonzalez

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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated.

The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minori...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143119281

ISBN - 13:9780143119289

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"A serious, significant contribution to understanding who the Hispanics of the United States are and where they came from." --The New York Times Book Review

"Required reading, not simply for Latinos but for everyone." --Kansas City Star