• Harvest of Empire

  • A History of Latinos in America
  • By: Juan Gonzalez
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)

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By: Juan Gonzalez
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The first new edition in 10 years of this important study of Latinos in US history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries - from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture - from food to entertainment to literature - is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real-life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required listening for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

©2011 Juan Gonzolez (P)2017 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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"A serious, significant contribution to understanding who the Hispanics of the United States are and where they came from." ( New York Times)

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The real story behind Immigration

An excellent and informative analysis on how United States policy has impacted the rest of Central and South America throughout our history and the unintentional consequences that we've had to face.
The narrator has a wonderful voice and I never tired of listening to him.

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Great!

Very informative and mind opening read. I learned more listening to this than an entire semester at college. Loved it!

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eye-opening read

powerful and much needed history of the United States! we don't teach this in our schools enough. helpful to all who want to understand the undercurrent of our country's empire and exploitation of our own backyard

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I loved this book.

Latin American History is American History..."afterall, America never ended at the Rio Grand". I recommend this book.

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Well written, well read, and well thought out.

This book is so informative and entertaining. The reader does a great job evoking the proper tone from the text.

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great book

This book on latino history is great. Rich of stories from different countries of origin. Provides great examples of how much of an impact latinos have contributed to making USA what it is today.

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Lots of information and a wealth of knowledge

I recommend this book to anybody, especially anyone trying to gain knowledge / history on Latin America, and wanting to gain knowledge on imperialism of the United States. It’s eye opening, jaw dropping, and absolutely necessary information to know no matter who you are, your background, where you come from, your political preference, etc. The knowledge shared is priceless.

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Really informative book on history and reasons for Latin migrations

Really enjoyed this book. Being from Puerto Rican parents so great to learn the history and reasons for Latin migration and the difference between migrants from different countries. Really good and informative book!

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Brilliant History of Latinos

Democracy Now’s Amazing Juan Gonzalez gives full/robust history and the massive contribution of Latinos in the Americans. As a born and bred Brit this book provided me so much new information from the brith, rise of Latinos from the 15th century; to the modern Imperial US take over and abuses of the Latino people in the 19/20th centuries. Extremely detailed throughout with an excellent conclusion on the future. Just like his journalism this book is 10/10.