Empire of Dreams (#102)
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. [56 minutes]
Full Program: Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity 55:16
Full Program: Detalla la creación de la orgullosa identidad del "chicano" 55:16
Full Program: Lleva a los espectadores a través de los últimos 30 años de la inmigración 55:06
Full Program: Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation 55:06
Full Program: From PBS - Examine growing Latino influence on American culture and the debate over undocumented immigrants. 53:27
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Series Description: This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day.
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These episodes of Latino Americans aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Peril and Promise (#106)
- Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise (#105)
- The New Latinos (#104)
- War and Peace (#103)
- Empire of Dreams (#102)
- Foreigners In Their Own Land (#101)