El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots?ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginaliz Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of th...

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Title:El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
Author:Carrie Gibson
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Genres:History
ISBN:0802127029
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:576 pages pages

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America Reviews

  • Phyllis
    May 22, 2019
    An extrodinary work of nonfiction about the development of the southern and western parts of our country. This information was left out of the history book when I was growing up. Carrie Gibson has shown what a rich history the United States has. ...
  • Paul L'Herrou
    Mar 09, 2019
    Interesting topic, but at 437 pages plus another 123 pages of time line, bibliography, notes, and index it is more than anyone may want to read to get a perspective on the Hispanic exploration, settlement, and influence from the 16th century to the present. In many ways it was an eye-o...
  • Marzie
    Mar 01, 2019
    In a timely and ambitious volume, Carrie Gibson has given us an alternate history of the United States from the perspective of the Spanish conquerors of the New World all the way to the present day, with the disjuncture in the American understanding of the Hispanic roots of this countr...
  • Larry
    Jun 04, 2019
    Carrie Gibson's treatment of the usually ignored or forgotten Hispanic part of American history is a well-argued piece of writing. (NOTE: her treatment of the terms "Latino/a," "His[anic," etc. early in the book is very useful. ...
  • Mimi
    Jun 17, 2019
    Good, thorough history of the Spanish in the American continent, somewhat scholarly but very readable and pertinent to the current political climate. ...
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    May 11, 2019
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    May 30, 2019
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    May 03, 2019
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  • Kristine
    Feb 05, 2019
    El Norte by Carrie Gibson is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late December. Oop, this?ll likely have some carryover from reading América?. somewhat: the chapters are about the outcomes of individual cities between 1492 and the present day, though not quite from where you?...
  • Meki
    Jun 15, 2019
    So much of North American history of the last 600ish years has had a significant Spanish influence... and this door stopper of a book comprehensively lays that out. I will have to get back to finishing it some other time. ...
  • Jacob Hoefer
    Feb 03, 2019
    it was a little dry at times and barrels through people and places but then again it does cover almost 500 years of history in about 460 pages (not counting refferances) so I suppose the author had to. On the whole I learned A LOT about not just Hispanic America but the creation of wha...
  • lisa
    Jul 02, 2019
    I liked this book, but I was a little disappointed in it. Even though it's 800 pages long, it can't quite cover the vast history of Spanish conquest in the Americas. Many parts were skipped over, or discussed very quickly, most especially history pertaining to the Indigenous tribes of ...
  • Kirk Astroth
    May 18, 2019
    An excellent book that people who are invested in the current debate about ?a great, beautiful wall? and immigration should read for historical perspective. ?Hispanic people were part of the past of the United States, and they will be part of tomorrow too.? Also: ?The real an...
  • Brucie
    Mar 12, 2019
    academic, detailed and condensed account of Spanish influence in the New World. Important insight on immigration! ...
  • Ethan
    Nov 11, 2018
    A comprehensive exploration of the "Spanish" experience in North America, from the days of Columbus to Trump and his wall. The author begins with Columbus' expedition and the conquistadores, pointing out the major themes of the story as they relate to Central and South America but ...
  • Chrisl
    Feb 19, 2019
    Like how the author begins ... quoting Walt Whitman and going to Nogales ... book is too fat with info for reading now, and it covers an array of history I've previously devoted many, many hours. Here be quotes: " ... Whitman, writing in 1883 to decline an invitation to speak at ...
  • Geoffrey
    Oct 19, 2018
    (Note: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley) At present it feels like more people are emboldened about aggressively pushing a message that amounts to this - the US, a nation that started as a bunch of mainly English settlers on the east coast who pushed west into the wilder...
  • Gilda Felt
    May 15, 2019
    As I started this book, I was swept back to grade school, where every year we began our history lessons with the exploits of the Conquistadors, so I knew of Ponce de Leon, Hernán Cortés, and all the others who had help carve out an American Empire for Spain. But then the lessons turn...
  • Charles Fried
    Jun 11, 2019
    This is a long book which covers a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively. But it is well written, clear and concise, and very readable, and very relevant today. ...
  • Phillip
    May 30, 2019
    4.5 / 5.0 Best Overview of Spanish Influence in North America I have read. Loaded with ignored facts and historical narratives placed into appropriate historical context. Initially Arrangement by "City" and unfamiliar names and unfamiliar narratives are disorienting; but then that i...
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    Jun 06, 2019
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  • Daniel
    Mar 23, 2019
    A well written and researched book that gives a solid overview of the complicated history of Hispanic North America. The author has given me much to think about and a thorough bibliography to help me find more information. Worth reading if you've never been aware of the impact of Hispa...
  • Peter Goodman
    May 28, 2019
    ?El Norte: the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America,? by Carrie Gibson (Grove/Atlantic Monthly, 2019). This was an eye-opener for me, although its foundation has always been in the back of my historical mind. In essence, the Spanish and their descendants have been in ...
  • Lance L
    May 09, 2019
    Sigh. Another book that I WANTED to like much more than I actually did. Admirable purpose, a welcome alternative/additional history, all that. But the word that kept coming to me was ?sophomoric?. In two senses - first the introduction in which the author builds up the importance o...
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    Oct 27, 2018
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    May 15, 2019
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  • Shari Suarez
    Dec 03, 2018
    A comprehensive history of the Spanish history of the United States from Columbus to Trump. I wondered if maybe this book might be too ambitious but I was mistaken. Gibson has clearly done a lot of research and she manages to make it very readable to the layperson. She covers U.S.-Sp...
  • MichaelR
    Apr 02, 2019
    An excellent book on a really interesting topic! ...
  • Dutchermann
    May 12, 2019
    Summary/consolidation of other academic works on the Spanish and Latinx presence in the U.S. The chapter titles, place names representing communities of importance during specific periods in history, intrigued me. However, I was disappointed that in most chapters, the narrative wasn't ...
  • Joe Bellew
    May 02, 2019
    Good book. American history is in large part Hispanic. We forget that, if we ever knew. ...