Entries by Adam Strom

PBS Latino Americans: The New Latinos

Episode four of the PBS Latino Americans series explores Latino immigration to the United States in the aftermath of World War II until the 1960s. PBS describes the episode this way: Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s […]

Latino Americans: Empire of Their Dreams

Episode two of PBS’s Latino Americans focuses on the influence of Latinos on American society and culture between 1880-1940. The website for the film describes the episode this way: Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans […]

Latino Americans: Foreigners in their Own Land

Episode one from PBS’s Latino Americans first aired in 2013. PBS describes the episode this way: [This expisode] Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American […]

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

Scientists studying human DNA are gaining new insights into the long history of human migration. NPR’s Christopher Joyce explains that the discover of two fossils in Alaska provide a window into the earliest migrations into North America: David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard University who studies ancient DNA, says genetic material like this tells a […]