In Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez, what is the summary of the first 3 chapters only?

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The thesis of Harvest of Empire is that the flood of immigrants from Latin America who have settled in the US since WWII and profoundly transformed US society is the result of a distinctive and long-standing historical relationship between Latin America and the US, which differentiates Latin American immigrants from other immigrant groups and creates common conditions for them that prevail in spite of profound differences among them in race, nationality, culture, etc. Chapters 1–3, the first part of the book, set the background of this relationship by dealing with the foundation of colonial societies in Anglo and Latin America, with the US relationship with Latin American independence movements and subsequent attempt to carve out a sphere of influence in newly independent Latin American countries, and with US military adventurism and economic imperialism and the emergence of US-backed dictatorships in Latin America in the first part of the twentieth century. In short, these opening...

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