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

Book Book (2019.)
Description: xvi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, facsimiles, photographs, maps on endpapers ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.
3 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 9 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 972 Gibson (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/30/2019
Beverly Main NEW E 40 .G63 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/09/2019
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) E 40 G53 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/08/2019
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction E 40 .G53 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/27/2019
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 972 GIBSON 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/07/2019
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus New Books E40 .G53 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 973 GIB (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/03/2019
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 327.73/GIBSON (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 973.0468 GIB (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780802127020
  • ISBN: 0802127029
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
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 BĂ©xar, 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.
Citation: Gibson, Carrie. "El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America." New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.

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