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Foreigners in Their Own Land
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Foreigners in Their Own Land
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans

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Foreigners in Their Own Land
Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English…
Empire of Dreams
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin…
War and Peace
Moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands -- but still face discrimination and a…
The New Latinos
Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic…
Prejudice and Pride
Details 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…
Peril and Promise
Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing…

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Tyara

The Documentary contributed to my understandings of the course because it gave me knowledge about how Latinos actually have been around before the years of Christopher Columbus. The film gave me more insight on the real conflict between Mexico and the US during the Mexican-American War and ...Read more

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Michelle

How did the Documentary contribute to your understanding of the readings/course?

After watching this documentary, it helped me understand the history of Latino Americans a lot better. I found out that Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, coming from several ...Read more

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Anonymous

juan según watched this film...better the 13th time!!!

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Anonymous

love it!