What are Latina/os? Three contemporary perspectives
Upwardly mobile americans
How can we study Latina/o history?
Topics/questions important in the experiences of different Latina/o communities
Puerto Rican New York
After World War Two
-Before we begin: talk with a partner about your index card
notes on race and/or transnationalism from last weeks Csar
Push and Pull factors for Puerto Rican
History of US intervention/invasion
Political and economic causes of migration
How was US immigration policy part of its Cold
War foreign policy towards the DR?
Settlement in the US: from W
The Origins of Cuban America
After 1898 Spanish-Cuban-American War, U.S.
government and corporations dominated the
islands politics/economic life until 1959
Cuban immigrants to U.S. welcomed, received
special privileges/assistance because the
The Origins of Mexican Migration:
From Revolution to
the Bracero Program
From ideal worker to the Mexican problem
Early efforts to restrict Mexican migration
The Great Repatriation
The Bracero Program(s), undocumented
immigration and Op
CLS 61 Lecture #3:
U.S. Conquest, Expansion and
Before we begin, discuss last lectures key points
with a classmate:
-What does it mean to study Latina/o history
-What is transnationalism?
U.S. Encroachment on Mexican
From Welcomed Exiles to Illegal Immigrants
Before we begin, talk to someone beside you:
-What similarities can you identify so far
between Mexican, Puerto Rican and
Dominican historical experiences? What
are some key differences?
The Origins of Cuban and Puerto
Rican Communities in the U.S.
Exile and 19th Century
The Transnational Origins of U.S.
Cuban and Puerto Rican Communities
First Cuban War of Independence
Puerto Rico: El Grito de Lares
A Good Neighbor?
The U.S. in Central America and the
The Origins of U.S. Empire
A spectrum of activities ranging from
control to INDIRECT/INFORMAL