Review: 'Latino Americans' is a stirring history lesson

Roundup: Historians' Take
tags: Latino American

Here's the highest praise I can pay a three-part, six-hour documentary series on anything: I sat down to watch "Latino Americans," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, in its entirety with grim determination. When I was done, I couldn't stop talking about it.

About Juan Salvador Villaseñor, who fled the Mexican Revolution in 1910 to become an American bootlegger, then successful businessman. About World War II Marine Guy Gabaldon, who captured more enemy soldiers than anyone in American military history, only to be played by a white actor in the film about his exploits...

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