An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States

 
An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano
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Published: 
April, 2018
ISBN: 
978-0520297074
Publisher: 
University of California Press

An American Language is a tour de force that revolutionizes our understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding residents of the Southwest to the politics and culture of an expanding nation in the 1840s. As the West increasingly integrated into the United States over the following century, struggles over power, identity, and citizenship transformed the place of the Spanish language in the nation. An American Language is a history that reimagines what it means to be an American—with profound implications for our own time.

Area of Interest: 
Immigration & Migration
Latino
Political History
Social History
Period: 
19th Century
Region: 
American West