Harvest of Empire
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Harvest of Empire


  • Author: Juan Gonzalez
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 2143567 Bytes


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 influe...

Harvest of Empire
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Harvest of Empire


  • Author : Juan Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101589946


Harvest of Empire Book Description :

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 influent...

Harvest of Empire
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Harvest of Empire


  • Author : Juan González
  • Publisher : Penguin Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0143119281


Harvest of Empire Book Description :

Presents a history of Latinos in America, from the first colonies in the New World through today, and offers portraits of distinguished Americans of Hispanic descent that have played a key role in the evolving face of American life....

Harvest of Empire
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Harvest of Empire


  • Author : Juan Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140255393


Harvest of Empire Book Description :

Spanning 500 years of Hispanic history, from the first New World colonies to the 19th century westward expansion in America, this narrative features family portraits of real-life immigrants along with sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland....

Empire of the Summer Moon
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Empire of the Summer Moon


  • Author : S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416597155


Empire of the Summer Moon Book Description :

The Epic New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Texas Book Award Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award This stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West “is nothing short of a revelation…will leave dust and blood on your jeans” (The New York Times Book Review). Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia ...

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America


  • Author : Samuel L. Baily
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461665786


Mass Migration to Modern Latin America Book Description :

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, and that a great many of them went to the United States. What is not well known, particularly in the United States, is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, and that they significantly influenced the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Individuals have migrated to Latin America since the beginning of the Conquest more than 500 years ago, but by far the largest number, 10 million, migrated from 1870 to 1930. This incredible influx was also concentrated in terms of the origins and destinations of the individuals: three-quarters came from the Iberian peninsu...

Roll Down Your Window

Roll Down Your Window


  • Author : Juan González
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0860916936


Roll Down Your Window Book Description :

Juan Gonzalez, described by the Village Voice as "the most radical person in the above-it-all world of New York daily journalism", is a reporter who takes as his beat the streets and projects of America's inner cities and the barrios across its southern borders. In these passionate and vivid despatches, he reports from the frontline of a social crisis which stretches from New York to Los Angeles, across the Rio Grande to Mexico's maquiladoras, through to Haiti, Honduras and Cuba. Written not just about the ghetto, but from it, Gonzalez's stories portray workers on strike, refugees on the run, owners on the make and a journalist on the case. Together they bring us face to face with "human beings whose tragedies illuminate the landscape of a forgotten ...

El Cinco de Mayo
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

El Cinco de Mayo


  • Author : David Hayes-Bautista
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520951792


El Cinco de Mayo Book Description :

Why is Cinco de Mayo—a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862—so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time—it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding....

Latino Americans
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Latino Americans


  • Author : Ray Suarez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101626979


Latino Americans Book Description :

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 share...

The Battle For Paradise
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Battle For Paradise


  • Author : Naomi Klein
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608464319


The Battle For Paradise Book Description :

Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the ‘battle of utopias’ that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico” (Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) “We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. And this book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?” —Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico In ...

Harvest of Rubies
Score: 4.5
From 40 Ratings

Harvest of Rubies


  • Author : Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802479150


Harvest of Rubies Book Description :

The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she's a woman in a man's court. In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance, and she came to two conclusions: God does not care about me, and my accomplishments are the measure of my worth. Catapulted into the center of the Persian court, Sarah is working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure—but success—that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation. Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth ...