People referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Claudio Ivan Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization, mixing primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion.
"Anyone who reads this book will see with new clarity that the notion of a sharp boundary between `Anglo' and `Hispanic' America is a fantasy that should have been dispensed with long ago. Hispanic Americans have emerged as leading figures in all sectors of American life, while some of our major cities, have become indisputable centers of Hispanic culture. In this book, Claudio Ivan Remeseira makes a passionate case that, of all cities in the United States, none has contributed more to creative ferment than Walt Whitman's beloved city of New York. "
From the Foreword by Andrew Delhanco
"This fine sourcebook takes us on a lively, thoughtful tour of a city that many, writers, artists, and cultural historians have long known but have found hard to define. With a breadth of vision that reminds us America is two continents, Remeseira has gathered a prime selection of writers and thinkers to present a kaleidoscopic, complex whole. Hispanic New York emerges as a hybrid space, a juncture where Hispanics, Latinos, Latin Americans, or any other nation-specific name they choose to call themselves may understand their past and transform it into new cultural forms."
Surana Torrualla Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio
"With a keen journalistic eye, a historian's Curiosity, and a passion for New York, Remeseira expertly portrays the nuanced stories of Hispanics in this very Latin city. Selections provide new insights and perspectives on how this metropolis of the North has been pivotal in much of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Remeseira's sourcebook reveals and explains this history and firmly situates New York City as an important focal point in the arts and culture of all Hispanics and Latinos.
A rich anthology of the history, ethnicity, language and culture of a city with the largest and most diverse Hispanic population in the country. -- Sam Roberts New York Times A significant milestone in Nueva York studies as an interdisciplinary, multinational field with hemispheric and transatlantic scope. -- Catharine E. Wall World Literature Today ...should be required reading for anyone interested in the study of people of Latin American descent in New York. -- Ramona Hernandez Latino Studies
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 28th May 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.8