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An American language : the history of Spanish in the United States / Rosina Lozano.

Author/Creator:
Lozano, Rosina, 1978- author.
Publication:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 364 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
American crossroads ; 49.
American crossroads ; 49
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Subjects:
Spanish language -- History -- 19th century.
Spanish language -- History -- 20th century.
Spanish language -- Political aspects -- United States.
Southwest, New -- History -- 1848-.
Spanish language.
Spanish language -- Political aspects.
New Southwest.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
United by land
Translation, a measure of power
Choosing language
A language of citizenship
The United States sees language
A language of identity
The limits of Americanization
Strategic pan-Americanism
The federal government rediscovers Spanish
Competing nationalisms : New Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Lozano, Rosina, 1978- American language.
ISBN:
9780520297067
0520297067
9780520297074
0520297075
OCLC:
1005690403