Invisible Immigrants (Spaniards in the US, 1868-1945) is a crucial project in Spanish- American cultural history. The book is both rigorously-researched and visually compelling. Individual and family stories are presented to articulate the invisible collective memory of the many Spaniards who migrated to the US.
James D. Fernández and Luis Argeo take us on a journey to a past that challenges traditional expectations. They capture countless personal stories that were about to vanish. Moreover, the multiple stories included in the book unfold national narratives and conflicts (i.e. the Spanish civil War) in an international context. Nonetheless, perhaps the most valuable contribution of the project is its deeply humanistic motivation. It communicates indeed a passionate defense of the human experience behind all migrations.
- Author: James D. Fernández & Luis Argeo