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Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States
 by W.W. Norton & Company, New York :
xxix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
FOREWORD / BY AMADEO PETITBÒ JUAN, DIRECTOR, FUNDACIÓN RAFAEL DEL PINO -- Part One. ORIGINAL SINS -- The First Hispanic Colonization of What Is Now US Territory, c. 1505-1846 -- CHAPTER ONE. THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH -- The First Colonies in What Was To Be the United States, c. 1505-1763 -- CHAPTER TWO. THE CITIES OF CÍBOLA -- The Colonial Midwest from the Mississippi to the Rockies, c. 1598-1798 -- CHAPTER THREE. THE PURSUIT OF KING ARTHUR -- The Shadow of Anglo-America, c. 1607-1784 -- CHAPTER FOUR. THE REALM OF QUEEN CALAFIA -- The Foundation of California and the Showdown with Anglo-America, c. 1766-1846 -- Part Two. THE EMPIRE OF EDEN -- The Expansion of Anglo-America and the Hispanic Retreat, c. 1846/1898 -- CHAPTER FIVE. THE CURSE OF ZORRO -- The Great Expropriation, c. 1846-1887 -- CHAPTER SIX. THE REVENGE OF MORONI -- The Triumph of Anglo-America, c. 1830-1898 -- Part Three. PARADISE REGAINED? : The Second Hispanic Colonization, c. 1898-2012 -- CHAPTER SEVEN. THE RETURN TO AZTLÁN -- Americanization and Resistance in the Age of Mexican Countercolonization, c. 1898-1986 -- CHAPTER EIGHT. THE REPUBLIC OF HESPERUS -- The Remaking of the Hispanic United States, c. 1914-2012 -- CHAPTER NINE. RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT -- Why the United States Is -- and Has To Be -- a Latin American Country.
Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami. The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of America's Hispanic past. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater. This narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spain's first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spain's expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of "Manifest Destiny" and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future, and here the author presents its Hispanic past. -- From book jacket.