MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021!

Within this writing I share my congratulations and best wishes for Mexican Independence Day, and offer a moment to reflect upon the Mexican interconnections with Spanish history and the Americas.

CHAPTER 13 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect to provide a summary of “Chapter 13 New York, ca. 1920s-’60s” from the book entitled “EL NORTE” I found this chapter refreshing to learn of the evolutions and blending of cultural infusions with arts, poetry and dance. Puerto Rican, Cuban and Spanish migration to New York led to the creation of the idea of Hispanidad, that aimed to create a shared Latin American cultural heritage.

CHAPTER 11 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I provide a summary of points of interests within this chapter 11 of the book entitled “EL NORTE.” II was particularly interested in the events that led to the Cuban-Spanish war, and that even as war took place the United States was not able to acquire Cuba. The U.S. continued to gain territory with wars. President Roosevelt became philosophical about the act of war. The claiming of territory was known as American Imperialism.

CHAPTER 10 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I summarize Chapter 10 from the book reading entitled “ELNORTE.” This chapter offers complex details of land grants and legislations that were utilized for the development of the United States territories. I was especially interested within an early literary era as I title that seeks to preserve the historical Spanish past with the new identities that evolve with the United States of America.

CHAPTER 9 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I summarize Chapter 9 of my reading from the book entitled “ELNORTE.” I make historical and present day connections, especially to focus upon the Texas cotton industry, the Texas Annexation and the Mexico-America war.

CHAPTER 8 | CONNECTIONS!

Within this writing I reflect upon on Chapter 8 of my reading from the book entitled “EL NORTE.” I make connections from historical and present day events.

CHAPTER 7 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect upon Chapter 7 of my book reading entitled: “EL NORTE.” I especially became interested within the history of Plaza de Armas located in what was formally the Spanish province of Louisiana. I also found unsettling moments within this chapter, yet to find moment of reflections to connect to the present day, and the importance of the title of a nation as the United States of America.

REFLECTION | G7.

Within this writing I reflect upon a first public meeting of leaders at the G7 summit, to connect with inspiration from Dr. Jill Biden and HM Queen Elizabeth II, birthday wishes and the historical connection of Queen of England, Catherine of Aragon, Spain.