Download The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants by Jorge Ramos PDF

By Jorge Ramos

Immigrants in the US are on the middle of what makes this kingdom the main filthy rich and visionary on this planet. Writing from his personal heartfelt standpoint as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of many world’s most well liked and well-respected Spanish-language tv information broadcasters, listens to and explores tales of dozens of immigrants who determined to alter their lives and chance every little thing -- households, jobs, heritage, and their very own tradition -- as a way to pursue a greater, freer, and opportunity-filled destiny within the United States.In his famously transparent voice, Jorge Ramos brings to existence the stories of people from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, between different nations, and explains why they first immigrated, what their desires are, how they take care of American racism, and what they think their destiny in the USA will carry for them and their children.

From the Vieques controversy to the "Spanglish" phenomenon to the explosion of Latino creativity within the arts, Ramos indicates that there's a new face in the United States -- one whose shades and nations of beginning are as different because the kingdom it has followed as home.

Show description

By Jorge Ramos

Immigrants in the US are on the middle of what makes this kingdom the main filthy rich and visionary on this planet. Writing from his personal heartfelt standpoint as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of many world’s most well liked and well-respected Spanish-language tv information broadcasters, listens to and explores tales of dozens of immigrants who determined to alter their lives and chance every little thing -- households, jobs, heritage, and their very own tradition -- as a way to pursue a greater, freer, and opportunity-filled destiny within the United States.In his famously transparent voice, Jorge Ramos brings to existence the stories of people from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, between different nations, and explains why they first immigrated, what their desires are, how they take care of American racism, and what they think their destiny in the USA will carry for them and their children.

From the Vieques controversy to the "Spanglish" phenomenon to the explosion of Latino creativity within the arts, Ramos indicates that there's a new face in the United States -- one whose shades and nations of beginning are as different because the kingdom it has followed as home.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future PDF

Best mexico books

Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy (The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere)

Not anyone has performed extra to introduce the realm to the genuine, flavorful cuisines of Mexico than Diana Kennedy. Acclaimed because the Julia baby of Mexican cooking, Kennedy has been an intrepid, indefatigable scholar of Mexican foodways for greater than fifty years and has released numerous vintage books at the topic, together with The Cuisines of Mexico (now to be had within the crucial Cuisines of Mexico, a compilation of her first 3 books), The paintings of Mexican Cooking, My Mexico, and From My Mexican Kitchen.

Dead in Their Tracks: Crossing America's Desert Borderlands

In a single of the most popular, loneliest spots in the world, John Annerino connected with 4 Mexican nationals made up our minds to move the border illegally. Their selection used to be uncomplicated: possibility their lives crossing the desolate tract for a poorly paid activity in El Norte or remain in Mexico and watch their households starve. Annerino and his partners may have died in that massive, unforgiving land had they no longer shared the water they'd and helped each other with the encouragement that appeared unnecessary on the time.

Battles in the Desert & Other Stories

Seven tales depict harsh realities of lifestyles in city Mexico and the tragedies of adolescence innocence betrayed.

Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848

This quantity is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to gather specimens. He gone through the Caribbean, lived for a time within the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico urban during the towns of Puebla and Cholula.

Extra info for The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future

Example text

A day without a Mexican in California would mean losses in the millions in the orange, avocado, lettuce, and grape industries. Supermarkets would be without fruits and vegetables, and wine shops without those famous California whites and reds. ) A day without a Mexican in California would mean a complete halt in the construction and garment industries, among many others. ) A day without a Mexican in California would show that hotels, restaurants, stores, markets, gas stations, and offices depend on those workers who cross the southern border of the United States.

But regardless of the danger and the abuse, every afternoon on the border that separates Tijuana from San Ysidro, hundreds of people gather, ready to change their fate with a leap, or two, or three. ” I asked a Mexican boy who was about to try and flee to the North. “They just send us back,” he said. S. government to control the flow of undocumented Mexicans to the north. They have all failed. What has remained constant, however, is the experimenting with different methods to fill in some of the holes on the border.

It is a question of supply and demand, not laws and borders. Initially, the migration flow only reached certain places, like Seattle, San Antonio, and Chicago. But it has now spread like oil across the entire United States, and today there are undocumented immigrants in places like Omaha and Anchorage, as well as in Little Rock and Aspen. Aspen has benefited enormously from these immigrants, despite the rednecks who still look at them with contempt and the pseudo-aristocracy who openly criticize them but use and abuse them without a second thought.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 5 votes