An African American and Latinx History of the United States

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged revisionist history, arguing that Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa--otherwise known as "The Global South"--were crucial to the development An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights Spanning more than t...

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Title:An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Author:Paul Ortiz
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Genres:History
ISBN:0807013102
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:296 pages pages

An African American and Latinx History of the United States Reviews

  • Juliet
    Jun 28, 2018
    Devoured this on a 10-hour flight. Immediately shared the final chapter with my 11th grade students for the last day of school. Very excited to integrate Ortiz? scholarship and nimble storytelling into my classes. ...
  • Bookworm
    Feb 28, 2018
    It's an important book that highlights the voices of those we don't hear about far too much. Author Ortiz takes the reader through what it says on the cover: from the Hatian Revolution to the international effects of the US Civil War, Ortiz gives us a history that is unfortunately sile...
  • Andrea
    May 04, 2018
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  • BMR, MSW, LSW
    Feb 14, 2018
    Required reading for anyone into history, economics, labor rights, and civil rights. AMAZING book!!! ...
  • Sister
    May 20, 2018
    Powerful re-telling of US history from the bottom up, i.e., through the alliances of Black and brown people. it's a thrilling story, much of which I did not know before. it also gives a perspective as to what's happening now. ...
  • Emma
    Jul 08, 2018
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    Jun 15, 2018
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    Jul 12, 2018
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  • Jules Bertaut
    Apr 29, 2018
    This book provides a sweeping introduction to American history from the Revolutionary War era to the present, reinterpreting it through the lense of African-American and Latinx experiences, acts, and thoughts at the times in question. I was expecting something more narrowly-scoped, mor...
  • Andre
    Jun 30, 2018
    Books like this are very important, for they shine a most valuable light on those corners of history that we tend to miss. And any time you look at history from the perspective of the oppressed and despised you are bound to come away with a new orientation. That orientation is explored...
  • Caleb
    Jun 24, 2018
    Less a comprehensive history of two ethnic groups in America than an elongated essay about cooperating for justice, this book shares selected stories of intersectionality, particularly times when Afro-Hispanic coalitions fought for freedom and justice against systems of oppression. Ort...
  • Deb W
    Jun 27, 2018
    I made it to the third chapter, but given to current political situation I just could not finish it. I despair for the Democracy we never had, and for the little bits of democracy we are steadily losing. When will people learn that we are a Human race, and we are to be humane? ...
  • Dan Downing
    Jul 01, 2018
    Cowards, bigots, Trump lovers, haters and general dip shits: don't bother. You won't read this: you can't read this---you'd choke on your own bile. One deeply moving project I had read/listened too which Paul Ortiz worked on before the present volume was "Remembering Jim Crow," an o...
  • Angela Hamouda
    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Jordan
    Nov 01, 2017
    Much like An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, this book is part of the ReVisioning American History series. Having just finished the former, I was stoked to see the latter on Edelweiss available for download and review, and immediately snapped it up. This book cover...
  • Tamara
    Mar 08, 2018
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  • Lindsey
    Jun 23, 2018
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  • Ted
    May 06, 2018
    This is the second book I've read from Beacon Press's "ReVisioning American History" series, and this one, like the first (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"), is poignant and contemporary. In our current environment of anti-anything-that's-not...
  • Nicholas Bobbitt
    Mar 26, 2018
    It's well-written, but I feel like it's really too brief on its topics. ...
  • Brad Krautwurst
    Feb 17, 2018
    My only real criticisms of this book lie in its pacing (it feels like they skipped the entirety of the 1970s and barely mentioned in passing the 1980s in order to get to the 1990s and 2000s). I would have preferred the book simply be longer, but I suspect, inferring from foreword from ...
  • Nora
    May 22, 2018
    TBR ...
  • Kindle Venner
    Jul 04, 2018
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  • M
    Apr 01, 2018
    I already knew we were taught a lot of propaganda and misinformation in school but maybe not how much. With school board elections coming up I'm working on some tough questions to ask about our history courses. I don't want my biracial niece being taught a bunch of nonsense. ...
  • Erika
    May 16, 2018
    A very important historical account of how American racism did not end in the 1960s, like we are led to believe in public high schools around the US. This book is dense, but left me reeling. ...
  • Shari Suarez
    Jan 16, 2018
    The perfect book for these troubling times. It's the history that we never learn about in school. It looks at the African American and Latinx contributions to history and social justice in the United States. It takes a look at over 200 years of American history and how the Global South...
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    Apr 02, 2018
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  • M.
    Feb 06, 2018
    An interesting read. It looks at sides unfortunately not always covered in schools. ...
  • Nathan Holles
    Mar 27, 2018
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    May 29, 2018
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    Jan 03, 2018
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