Through an engaging and illuminating collection of readings, Pioneers and Newcomers: A Latino History in the United States provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the historical presence, community formation, cultural manifestations, and contemporary issues regarding Latinos in the U.S.
The anthology features seven distinct parts. Part I contains readings that historicize and theorize about Hispanic American legacy, the Latino American diaspora, and issues of economic inequality. In Part II, students read about Latinos looking for work and building community in the country. Part III focuses on diverse immigrant populations, including Cubans, Dominicans, Salvadorians, and Peruvians, and the formation of their distinct communities. Part IV speaks to the assertion of rights by Latinos and their quest for inclusion. In Parts V and VI, students learn about the opportunities and challenges of migration and transnationalism, as well as the unique politics of race and identity for Latinos in America. The final part examines culture and identity in the Latino community.
Featuring a transdisciplinary approach and carefully selected articles, Pioneers and Newcomers is an ideal resource for courses in ethnic studies, Latino studies, and American history.
Milagros Denis-Rosario is an associate professor of history in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College-CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin America and Caribbean history from Howard University, as well as a M.A. in Africana studies from Cornell University.
Luis Álvarez-Lòpez is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College-CUNY. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American history from New York University, as well as a M.A. from the University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.