NTC: Latinos in American Society: Origins, Histories, Destinies

Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Thursday, October 25, 2012

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Wait list only
Ramón Gutiérrez, University of Chicago

This seminar will explore the diversity of Latino experiences in the United States from 1492 to the present. We will examine the historical origins of the groups now encompassed by the panethnic term “Latino,” but which historically have very distinct origins in the United States in experience of territorial annexation and war – Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Central Americans, Dominicans. The themes of our discussion will include: race, race mixing and ideologies of racial purity and blood quantum, notions of ethnicity and nationality, reactive identities, the 1960s and 1970 civil rights movements, and contemporary demography.

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For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org

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