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Latino Americans

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.

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Latino Americans

Peril and Promise

Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants.
Season 1 Episode 106
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Latino Americans

Latino Americans | Pride and Prejudice

Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process.
Season 1 Episode 105
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55:44
Latino Americans

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.
Season 1 Episode 104
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Latino Americans

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.
Season 1 Episode 103
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Latino Americans

Foreigners In Their Own Land

Survey the history of Latinos from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America.
Season 1 Episode 101