Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

DVD,
Streaming Video

6 hours
Source: PBS Video

This documentary provides a close look at the history, culture, and life of America’s largest minority group today: Latino Americans. Starting in the 1500s, Latino Americans traveled through hundreds of years of events and experiences that have changed history. The film includes interviews with over one hundred Latinos sharing their personal stories, making this project a unique overview of a large and diverse American cultural group.

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Foreigners in the Their Own Land (1565-1880)

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Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

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War and Peace (1942-1954)

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The New Latinos

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Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

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Peril and Promise (1980-2000)

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