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La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

David E. Hayes-Bautista


Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this ... More

Keywords: Latinos in California, post-millennial generation, Latinos in the United States, racial and ethnic categorization of Latinos, universalist definitions of American identity, nativist definitions of American identity, California politics and ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292529
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Hayes-Bautista, author
University of California, Los Angeles