Entrada: The Legacy of Spain and Mexico in the United States
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Univ of New Mexico Pr
By: Bernard L. Fontana
This important and well-documented new work chronicles and celebrates the prodigious legacy of Spain and Mexico in what is now the United States of America. Most popular histories have tended to misrepresent or minimize more than three centuries of Spanish and Mexican contributions to American history, but author Fontana sets the record straight. This lavishly illustrated volume also directs readers to more than four dozen National Park Service sites, from Maine to Alaska, where this important, neglected aspect of our national heritage is preserved and interpreted. The brisk, illuminating narrative will appeal not only to borderlands history buffs and students but to travelers as well.