The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Ray Suarez, host of Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story” and former Chief National Correspondent at PBS NewsHour, discussing his book “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation.” He is interviewed by Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations.
About the Book:
Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.
Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500 year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the Spanish-American War to the civil rights movement. Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others—individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people.