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They are sometimes called the people who died twice, once at the hands of the Spaniards and their brutal process of civilization, then at the hands of Anglos, practicing a subtler exploitation. They are Latinos, the fastest-growing minority in the United States. Earl Shorris's deeply moving narrative--enlivened by biographical sketches of Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans, and many others struggling with the burden of a rich and terrible history--illuminates every aspect of the Latino experience in America, from language to education to social and political organization. [A] powerful, beautifully-written and thoughtful book...likely to remain unequaled in its sweep and profundity for some time to come.--J. Jorge Klor de Alva, The New York Times Book Review A smart, perceptive and wonderfully readable book.... Should be required reading for anyone who would hope to understand America.--Gerald Volgenau, Boston Globe

Author: Earl Shorris
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/17/2001
Pages: 540
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.40w x 1.30d
ISBN13: 9780393321906
ISBN10: 0393321908
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Minority Studies
- History | United States | General
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | American | Hispanic American Studies