Fighting on Two Fronts: Latinos in the Military

    Culturally, Latinos come from places that have long valued a tradition of military service. Historically, Latinos first entered the United States in significant numbers through war, first in 1848 in a war against Mexico and then in 1898 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.

    The American Latino Heritage

    The American Latino Heritage
    Stephen Pitti

    We Americans have yet to really learn our own ancestry. Thus far, impressed by New England writers and schoolmasters, we tacitly abandon ourselves to the notion that our United States have been fashioned from the British Islands only ... which is a very great mistake. ~ Walt Whitman, 1883

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