A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States.
first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in
U.S. history, Harvest of
Empire spans five
centuries--from the European colonization of the Americas to through
the 2020 election. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the
United States, and their impact on American culture and politics is
greater than ever. With family portraits of real-life immigrant
Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions
that compelled them to leave their homelands, Gonzalez highlights the
complexity of a segment of the American population that is often
discussed but frequently misrepresented. This landmark history is
required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and
legacy of this influential and diverse group.