Monday, May 07, 2018

Pg. 99: Rosina Lozano's "An American Language"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano.

About the book, from the publisher:
An American Language is a tour de force that revolutionizes our understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding residents of the Southwest to the politics and culture of an expanding nation in the 1840s. As the West increasingly integrated into the United States over the following century, struggles over power, identity, and citizenship transformed the place of the Spanish language in the nation. An American Language is a history that reimagines what it means to be an American—with profound implications for our own time.
Rosina Lozano is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University.

Learn more about An American Language at the University of California Press website.

The Page 99 Test: An American Language.

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