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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Author/Editor: Juan Gonzalez
ISBN: 0670867209
Year Published: 2000
Format: Hardcover 
Description: “Here at last is the extraordinary saga of the Latinos in North America, brilliantly and compactly told. Juan Gonzalez gives us the sometimes heartbreaking history, the long struggles against poverty and the stupidity of bigots, but he never whines. Instead, he also reminds us of the great gifts that Latinos have given to the United States: the glories of music and art, literature and food, along with the daily affirmation of the virtues of family and work, and an indomitable spirit charged with simple valor. All descendants of the old immigrants should read this book, to remind themselves of where they came from, and where all of us are going – together,” Pete Hamill, author of Snow in August and A Drinking Life