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Latino Americans

War and Peace/The New Latinos (#103)

War and Peace - Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands - yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States.

The New Latinos - Review the decades after World War II through the early 1960s, as swelling numbers of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic seek economic opportunities. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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  • Foreigners In Their Own Land/Empire of Dreams (#101)

    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. [116 minutes]

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  • Pride and Prejudice (#105)

    Labor leaders organize farm workers in California and activists push for education opportunities. [116 minutes]

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