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An African American and Latinx history of the United States

Author: Paul Ortiz
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2018]
Series: Revisioning American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ortiz
ISBN: 9780807013106 0807013102
OCLC Number: 1021233826
Description: 288 pages.
Series Title: Revisioning American history.
Responsibility: Paul Ortiz.

Abstract:

Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into the story of the working class organizing against imperialism.00In precise detail, Ortiz traces this untold history from the Jim Crow-esque racial segregation of the Southwest, the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers --Chicana/os, Afro-Cubanos, and immigrants from nearly every continent on earth --united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a bottom-up history told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists and revealing the radically different ways people of the diaspora addressed issues still plaguing the United States today.
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