Episode 6: Peril and Promise
S1 E6 - 55m 6s
Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way.
Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride
S1 E5 - 55m 16s
Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.
Episode 4: The New Latinos
S1 E4 - 55m 44s
Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.
Episode 3: War and Peace
S1 E3 - 55m 16s
Moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Episode 2: Empire of Dreams
S1 E2 - 55m 46s
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build strong Latino-American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York
Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land
S1 E1 - 53m 37s
Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.
Extras + Features
Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer
S1 E6 - 3m 23s
From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans)
Episode 4: The New Latinos Trailer
S1 E4 - 3m 5s
Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
Episode 3: War and Peace Trailer
S1 E3 - 3m 46s
Service during the war allows Latinos to make unprecedented gains in civil rights but the journey is far from over.
Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride Trailer
S1 E5 - 3m 23s
In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity.
Episode 2: Empire of Dreams Trailer
S1 E2 - 2m 37s
Widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins – first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico. The U.S. helps liberate Cuba, and seizes Puerto Rico, in the brief Spanish American War; With the onset of the Great Depression, Immigrants encouraged in the 20s are deported en masse in the 30s.
Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land Trailer
S1 E1 -
Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S west into the Mexican territories of the South West. Mariano Vallejo personifies the era of the Californio rancheros. Juan Seguín is a man caught between two worlds;Through the Mexican American War, the U.S. takes a full half of Mexico’s territory by 1848.
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