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The Resource An African American and Latinx History of the United States

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

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An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Title
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ortiz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rightsSpanning 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. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism.Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers—Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth—united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. In stark contrast to the resurgence of "America First" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have historically urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the Americas.Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights.2018 Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award
Summary
A history of the United States from the viewpoint of People of Color argues that the "Global South" was a vital to the development of America and challenges the concept of "Manifest Destiny" by portrayal of the working class organizing against imperialism
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10619748
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Ortiz, Paul
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Sociology
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780807013908
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780807013908
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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