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Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
ISBN: 9780393239539 0393239535 9780393349825 0393349829
OCLC Number: 862222067
Description: xxix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: FOREWORD / BY AMADEO PETITBÒ JUAN, DIRECTOR, FUNDACIÓN RAFAEL DEL PINO --
Part One. ORIGINAL SINS --
The First Hispanic Colonization of What Is Now US Territory, c. 1505-1846 --
CHAPTER ONE. THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH --
The First Colonies in What Was To Be the United States, c. 1505-1763 --
CHAPTER TWO. THE CITIES OF CÍBOLA --
The Colonial Midwest from the Mississippi to the Rockies, c. 1598-1798 --
CHAPTER THREE. THE PURSUIT OF KING ARTHUR --
The Shadow of Anglo-America, c. 1607-1784 --
CHAPTER FOUR. THE REALM OF QUEEN CALAFIA --
The Foundation of California and the Showdown with Anglo-America, c. 1766-1846 --
Part Two. THE EMPIRE OF EDEN --
The Expansion of Anglo-America and the Hispanic Retreat, c. 1846/1898 --
CHAPTER FIVE. THE CURSE OF ZORRO --
The Great Expropriation, c. 1846-1887 --
CHAPTER SIX. THE REVENGE OF MORONI --
The Triumph of Anglo-America, c. 1830-1898 --
Part Three. PARADISE REGAINED? : The Second Hispanic Colonization, c. 1898-2012 --
CHAPTER SEVEN. THE RETURN TO AZTLÁN --
Americanization and Resistance in the Age of Mexican Countercolonization, c. 1898-1986 --
CHAPTER EIGHT. THE REPUBLIC OF HESPERUS --
The Remaking of the Hispanic United States, c. 1914-2012 --
CHAPTER NINE. RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT --
Why the United States Is --
and Has To Be --
a Latin American Country.
Responsibility: Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

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An eminent scholar finds a new American history in the Hispanic past of our diverse nation.  Read more...
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"With a lucid, engaging style, [Fernandez-Armesto] seeks to understand the continuity between the Spanish colonization and the fight for justice led by the Chicano movement in the sixties and by Read more...

 
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