How do I summarize the book Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez, chapter by chapter

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In Chapter Four of The Informed Writer, Charles Bazerman says: 

Summary, like paraphrase, allows you to reproduce another writer's thoughts—but in shortened form. In writing a summary, you focus on the most important statements of the original statements of the original passage and eliminate the less important material. Three techniques—selection and deletion, note taking, and miniaturizing—can help you shorten the material. (50)

Keep this in mind as you prepare to summarize Harvest of Empire.

Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez has 14 chapters divided into three sections: Roots, Branches, and Harvest. The first section addresses the history of colonization in the Americans and American political impacts in Latin American countries. The second deals with different groups of Latino people. The third is about Latin Americans and their influence on the culture and politics of America, as well as the issues facing them.

Start by reading a chapter—for example, "Chapter One: Conquerers and...

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