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 rootsones 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 presentfrom Ponce de Leons 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 eve...
|Title||:||El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America|
|Number of Pages||:||576 pages|
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El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America Reviews
A comprehensive history of the Spanish history of the United States from Columbus to Trump.
I wondered if maybe this book might be too ambitious but I was mistaken. Gibson has clearly done a lot of research and she manages to make it very readable to the layperson. She covers U.S.-Spanish relations without whitewashing the topic as so many have done before her. I found this book incredibly readable and topical.
academic, detailed and condensed account of Spanish influence in the New World. Important insight on immigration!