Mi América: The Evolution of an American Family (Hardcover)
Manuel Romeros' exhaustive research of the lives of his mother and father unearth a detailed and panoramic vision of Northern New Mexican history. But it is the Romero/Madrid family story that is the centerpiece of the volume. Their unbreakable bonds and lasting community will stay with the reader long after all the pages are turned." - Governor Bill Richardson "The soul of the book is found in Manuel Romero's reflections on his childhood in northern New Mexico and later, the Salt Lake Valley and through his personal experiences and observations. "Mi America: The Evolution of An American Family" was not only a delight to read but also provides a vivid and insightful understanding of this significant culture." - Jim Bradley, Salt Lake County Council Member Mi America, his well-chronicled family journey ---from Spain to Mexico to New Mexico to Utah---is an important contribution to the history of America and the significant impact made by Nuevomejcanos over hundreds of years. Readers will be informed, uplifted and inspired---The Honorable Mickey Ibarra. "M Am rica is a family history warmly placed in context-context of place and (Spain to Mexico to New Mexico), of culture, of religion, of language, of commitment to service. Engaging and inspirational."-Former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, University of New Mexico Professor Emeritus of Political Science. The new book, Mi Am rica: The Evolution of an American Family explores the history of the author's own quintessential yet unique Mexican American family. The book is a major accomplishment for a Chicano Civil Rights activist, civic leader, non-profit executive, and professor. If you listen closely, you can hear the strains of alabados in the background blended with "Europa" by Carlos Santana. Dr. Theresa Mart nez, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Utah.