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Foreigners in Their Own Lands / Empire of Dreams
Aired:
09/24/2013
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The first Spanish explorers in North America and the US expansion in the Southwest are examined.

 


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TUE 9/24/2013

8:00PM on CPTV
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LATINO AMERICANS

FOREIGNERS IN THEIR OWN LANDS / EMPIRE OF DREAMS

Foreigners in Their Own Land - Survey the history and people 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 and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. Empire of Dreams - See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration starting in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s: Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.