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Author Gibson, Carrie, 1976- author.

Title El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America / Carrie Gibson.

Publication Info. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.


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 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  327.7308 GIB    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  327.7308 GIB    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  327.7308 GIB    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  327.7308 GIB    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction New - NSLY-11  327.7308 GIB    AVAILABLE
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Edition First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Nogales, Arizona -- Santa Elena, South Carolina, ca. 1492-1550 -- St. Johns River, Florida, ca. 1550-1700 -- Alcade, New Mexico, ca. 1540-1720 -- Fort Mose, Florida, ca. 1600-1760 -- New Madrid, Missouri, ca. 1760-90 -- Nootka Sound, Canada, ca. 1760s-1789 -- New Orleans, Louisiana, ca. 1790-1804 -- Sabine River, ca. 1804-23 -- San Antonio de Bxar, Texas, ca. 1820-48 -- Mesilla, New Mexico, ca. 1850-77 -- Ybor City, Florida, ca. 1870-98 -- Del Rio, Texas, ca. 1910-40 -- New York, ca. 1920s-60s -- Los Angeles, California, ca. 1920s-70s -- Miami, Florida, ca. 1960-80 -- Tucson, Arizona, ca. 1994-2018 -- Epilogue: Dalton, Georgia, 2014.
Summary "Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots--ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century, and has been every bit as important in shaping the nation as it exists today. El Norte chronicles the sweeping and dramatic history of Hispanic North America from the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century to the present--from Ponce de Leon's initial landing in Florida in 1513 to Spanish control of the vast Louisiana territory in 1762 to the Mexican-American War in 1846 and up to the more recent tragedy of post-hurricane Puerto Rico and the ongoing border acrimony with Mexico. Interwoven in this stirring narrative of events and people are cultural issues that have been there from the start but which are unresolved to this day: language, belonging, community, race, and nationality. Seeing them play out over centuries provides vital perspective at a time when it is urgently needed. In 1883, Walt Whitman meditated on his country's Spanish past: 'We Americans have yet to really learn our own antecedents, and sort them, to unify them,' predicting that 'to that composite American identity of the future, Spanish character will supply some of the most needed parts.' That future is here, and El Norte, a stirring and eventful history in its own right, will make a powerful impact on our national understanding"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Spaniards -- North America -- History.
Hispanic Americans -- History.
Civilization -- Hispanic influences. (OCoLC)fst01352368
Civilization -- Spanish influences. (OCoLC)fst01352405
Hispanic Americans. (OCoLC)fst00957523
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Spaniards. (OCoLC)fst01128153
Spanish colonies. (OCoLC)fst01930866
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal.
HISTORY / North America.
North America -- Civilization -- Spanish influences.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- Spanish influences.
United States -- Civilization -- Hispanic influences.
United States -- Relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Relations -- United States.
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Latin America.
North America.
United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Gibson, Carrie, 1976- author. Norte First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019 9780802146359 (DLC) 2018051720
ISBN 9780802127020 (hardcover)
0802127029 (hardcover)

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