Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged revisionist history, arguing that Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa -otherwise known as "The Global South"-- were crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely-taught formulations like "Manifest Destiny" and "Jacksonian Democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into one of the working class organizing themselves against imperialism. Told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists, movements, and thinkers, this unique perspective reveals that brown and black people of the diaspora offered radically different ways of addressing issues that plague the United States today.
An African American and Latinx History of the United States - ReVisioning American History
Hardback (23 Jan 2018) | English
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