A Concise History of the United States of America, Vol. IV: History of American Hispanics & Latinos
- Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
- Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-09-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Henry Harrison Epps Jr
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Contemporaneously with their explorations and conquests elsewhere in America, most famously those of Hernan Cortes in Mexico and Francisco Pizarro in Peru, Spaniards pioneered the present-day United States, too. Hispanics (whether criollo or mestizo) became the first American citizens in the newly acquired Southwest territory after the Mexican-American War, and remained a majority in several states until the 20th century.
As late as 1783, at the end of the American Revolutionary War, Spain held claim to roughly half of today's continental United States. In the Treaty of Paris, France ceded Louisiana (New France) to Spain from 1763 until it was returned in 1800 by the Treaty of San Ildefonso. In 1775, Spanish ships reached Alaska. From 1819 to 1848, the United States and its army increased the nation's area by roughly a third at Spanish and Mexican expense, gaining among others three of today's four most populous states: California, Texas, and Florida.
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By henry on 05-10-13
History of Hispanic and and Latino Americans
What did you love best about A Concise History of the United States of America, Vol. IV: History of American Hispanics & Latinos?
The great contributions of the Spanish Culture and History!
What about Ellery Truesdell’s performance did you like?
Mr Truesdell always does a great job in his narrations!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No I listen to a chapter at a time!
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