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Latino Americans

Latino Americans

This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day.

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  • Foreigners In Their Own Land/Empire of Dreams (#101)

    The first Spanish explorers in North America and the US expansion in the Southwest are examined. [115 minutes]

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  • War and Peace (#103)

    Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country. [116 minutes]

  • Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise (#105)

    Prejudice and Pride - Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process. Peril and Promise - Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants that leads to calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand the undocumented as a drain on public resources. Simultaneously, the Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment. Latino Americans become the largest and youngest growing sector of the American population. [116 minutes]

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