Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History

  • October 5, 2017
298 Buck Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807
Contact: (302) 657-0650
Admission: $0 for Lecture; $40 for Reception following lecture

Why does Latino history matter? Contrary to media depictions of Latinos as people who arrived day before yesterday, there exists a rich layering of nationalities and generations. Whether carving out a community in St. Augustine in 1565 to reflecting on colonialism and liberty during the 1890s to fighting for civil rights through the courts of the 1940s, Spanish-speaking peoples made history within and beyond national borders. Bringing out larger themes, debates, and sources, this presentation focuses on three historical moments pivotal to re-imagining an American narrative with Latinos as meaningful actors—1848 (the U.S.-Mexican War), 1898 (the Filipino-Cuban-Spanish-American War), and 1948 (the Latino G.I. Generation).

Dr. Vicki Ruiz of University of Calfornia-Irvine will give her talk as the 2017 Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture. Lecture is free but registration is required. Reception following is $40 a ticket and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Toscana. Cash bar.

Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History
  • 298 Buck Rd
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
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Why does Latino history matter? Contrary to media depictions of Latinos as people who arrived day before yesterday, there exists a rich layering of nationalities and generations. Whether carving out a