Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. ix

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Preface

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pp. xi-xiv

José Vasconcelos’s La raza cósmica (The Cosmic Race), a book explaining why mestizos are called to create a balanced, harmonious civilization that will dominate the world in the twenty-fi rst century and beyond, remains enormously influential in the Spanish-speaking world as well as among Latino...

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The Prophet of Race

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pp. 1-44

In a letter written in Madrid dated May 25, 1921, Alfonso Reyes, man of letters and author of the classic Vision of Anáhuac, considered to be the dean of Mexican intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century (Jorge Luis Borges described Reyes as “the most accomplished stylist of the Spanish language”)...

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Mestizaje

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pp. 45-90

In the opinion of prominent geologists, America contains some of the most ancient regions of the world. The Andes are certainly made of material as old as any on our planet; and not only is the land ancient: the traces of life and of human culture are also of an age that exceeds all our calculations. The architectural ruins left by our fabled Mayas, Quechuas, and Toltecs...

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The Race Problem in Latin America

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pp. 91-111

Many theories have been advanced as to the origin of the old inhabitants of this New World. The discoveries of Professor Hrdlicˇka, relating to strong similarities between a certain Siberian tribe and the North American red Indian, may be entirely correct, but they do not exclude the possibility of the existence of some more autochthonous stock...

Chronology

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pp. 113-121

Acknowledgments

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pp. 123-124

About the Author

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p. 125