Presents a uniquely interdisciplinary examination of this little researched yet universal subject, including art historical, anthropological, musical and cultural perspectives
Features a groundbreaking essay by Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best-selling book Gotham
Accompanies a major exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, 17th September 2010 to 15th February 2011
The population of New York City is approaching the milestone of being one-third Hispanic, a demographic transformation that will have a huge impact on the city's culture, daily life and its very future. This marks a new phase in New York's relations to the Hispanic world, as Latino cultures and the Spanish language become an ubiquitous and important presence in the city. The roots of this transformation run deep. The history of the city's ties to the Spanish-speaking world is as old as New Amsterdam itself, and is largely unknown. These publications will for the first time make visible these connections and the myriad ways in which they have shaped the city for more than four centuries.
Hardcover: 287 pages
Publisher: Scala Publishers; First Edition edition (November 1, 2010)