Carrie Gibson has written an exhaustive corrective to historians who seek to whitewash a story of settlement and conflict

The subtitle of Carrie Gibson’s book is The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America. El Norte lives up to it.

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To that composite American identity of the future, Spanish character will supply some of the most needed parts

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