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The Latino Nineteenth Century (America and the Long 19th Century #18)

The Latino Nineteenth Century (America and the Long 19th Century #18)

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Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
New York University Press
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A retelling of U.S., Latin American, and Latino/a literary history through writing by Latinos/as who lived in the United States during the long nineteenth century

Written by both established and emerging scholars, the essays in The Latino Nineteenth Century engage materials in Spanish and English and genres ranging from the newspaper to the novel, delving into new texts and areas of research as they shed light on well-known writers. This volume situates nineteenth-century Latino intellectuals and writers within crucial national, hemispheric, and regional debates.

The Latino Nineteenth Century offers a long-overdue corrective to the Anglophone and nation-based emphasis of American literary history. Contributors track Latino/a lives and writing through routes that span Philadelphia to San Francisco and roots that extend deeply into Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South Americas, and Spain. Readers will find in the rich heterogeneity of texts and authors discussed fertile ground for discussion and will discover the depth, diversity, and long-standing presence of Latinos/as and their literature in the United States.

About the Author

Rodrigo Lazo (Editor) Rodrigo Lazo is Associate Professor of English and an affiliate of the Chicano/Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Writing to Cuba: Filibustering and Cuban Exiles in the United States (2005). Jesse Alemán (Editor) Jesse Alemán is Professor of English and Presidential Teaching Fellow at the University of New Mexico. He is co-editor of Empire and the Literature of Sensation (2007), and The Latino Nineteenth Century (2016).