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The American Southwest

Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance

by Paulina Rael Jaramillo

About the Book

The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance provides a historical overview of the various cultures that have populated the Southwest from ancient times to the present. It renders a clear perspective on immigration and the benefits to the U.S and documents the struggles, triumphs and extensive contributions of Latinos currently and throughout history. The last chapter provides statistics regarding Latinos and education and addresses the attainment gap. This well-researched book contains maps, graphs and a glossary and appeals to educators, students, social activists and the general public.

The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance, has been endorsed by Dr. Rivera, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, San Bernardino and is in circulation at the university’s library also at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and the University of La Verne. The book can be purchased through Amazon.com and my website: www.theamericansouthwest.net  Paulina is available for speaking engagements on Immigration and Education. Some of her previous venues include CSUSB and the University of La Verne. For more information or to schedule a speaking engagement please visit her website.

Book Review

Paulina Jaramillo presents a concise, lively, and readable account of the history of the American Southwest as she traces the development of this rich and culturally diverse region, from its first inhabitants, whose imprint is still felt, up to the present. She weaves a compelling tale of triumphs, setbacks, and disappointments that Latinos in the Southwest have experienced as they fought for civil rights and equality. Though confronted with discrimination and other injustices, she shows, Latinos pushed forward and made the best of circumstances, relying on family, faith, and community for support and inspiration. She concludes with a chapter on Latino education, offering statistics and commentary on the achievement gap that exists.

The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance is an excellent resource for those who seek a better understanding of the historical events that shaped the region’s cultures, communities, and peoples.

Tomas Rivera, PhD, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, California State University, San Bernardino

About the Author

Paulina began her writing career in 1991 as a contributing writer for the Inland Empire Hispanic News. She wrote special interest stories, profiles of community leaders, and research articles dealing with immigration.  Her articles focused on current events, career opportunities and entertainment. Between 1996 and 2002 she contributed to eight inspirational books published by Starburst Publishers. In 2010 she began writing for EzineArticles and has achieved Platinum status.

Paulina has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). She has worked with families and youth in various capacities including crisis intervention and maintenance. Her hands-on experience has given her valuable insight into the damaging effects of trauma resulting from loss and the importance of dealing with negative emotions in order to move forward. In 2009 Paulina published her first book, A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook. She followed-up with a second book in 2010 titled Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook

Her most recent book, The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance (2011), provides a historical overview of the various cultures that have populated the Southwest from ancient times to the present and renders a clear perspective on immigration and the benefits to the U.S. The last chapter provides statistics regarding Latinos and education and examines the attainment gap. The Forward for the book was written by Dr Rivera, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, (CSUSB) and is in circulation at the university’s library also at the University of California, Riverside and the University of La Verne. The book can be purchased through Amazon.com and my website: www.theamericansouthwest.net

Paulina is available for speaking engagements on Immigration and Education. Some of her previous venues include CSUSB and the University of La Verne. For more information or to schedule a speaking engagement please visit her website.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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