ISBN 9780393239539,Our America A Hispanic History of the United States

Our America A Hispanic History of the United States

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ISBN 9780393239539
Publisher

W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780393239539

ISBN-10 0393239535
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Social Science

The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of America s Hispanic past. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater.
This absorbing narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spain s first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spain s expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of Manifest Destiny and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future.

And here is its Hispanic past, presented with characteristic insight and wit by one of our greatest historians."
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