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La Nueva CaliforniaLatinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials$
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David E. Hayes-Bautista

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292529

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292529.001.0001

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Creating a Regional American Identity

Creating a Regional American Identity

2020–2040

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(p.142) Seven Creating a Regional American Identity
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La Nueva California
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David E. Hayes-Bautista

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292529.003.0007

For over 150 years, Latinos have not assimilated and disappeared the way European immigrant groups have, but they have not remained isolated and untouched by Atlantic-American society around them. Instead, Latinos have been quietly creating a regional variant of American society and identity, one that is in the process of becoming as distinctive a way of being American as is the Texan regional identity.

Keywords:   Latino as regional American identity, ethnogenesis, Latino demographic projections, California, Latino civil society, “eight waves” of historical Latino immigration to California

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