Local Stories

Latino Author Writes Book On ‘What History Failed To Tell Us’

Latino Author Writes Book On ‘What History Failed To Tell Us’

By Annika Darling


Carlos B. Vega, Ph.D, has dedicated his entire professional life to fostering better relations and understanding between the Hispanic and American cultures. He is a prolific writer, both in Spanish and in English, and specializes in the Spanish language and Hispanic literature, history, and culture.

Vega has been a Spanish professor for over thirty years, an editor for several leading U.S. publishers, and an author of 51 publications to date. His most recent book, Our Hispanic Roots: What History Failed To Tell Us, comes from “a deep-felt desire to right a wrong” and “to set the record straight” regarding the extent of the contribution of Hispanics to the founding of the U.S. and to the American Freedom that we enjoy today.

“By knowing the facts,” says Vega, “we may have a greater understanding and appreciation of our history and how it evolved.”

Our Hispanic Roots: What History Failed To Tell Us is an informative exploration of America’s Hispanic roots that took place over a span of 400 years, from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Vega’s book outlines, in distinct detail, the findings of Anglo Saxons in the east, which resulted in the Republic, as well as the forgotten foundings in the south, southwest and west of Hispanics that founded the Country.

He explains how the two fused together to form one nation in the 19th century, which ultimately became today’s United States. While many history books cover the founding of the Republic, mentioning and giving credit to men like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and Madison, not much information has been relayed about the Country founding fathers, such as Ponce de León, de Soto, Coronado, Cabeza de Vaca, and Father Serra.

“To those unaware of the historical truth, this book is a real eye-opener,” says Vega, “a riveting and fascinating read setting forth solid and well-founded arguments, unquestionable facts—many of them for the first time.”

Our Hispanic Roots explains how…

Finish reading Latino Author Writes Book On ‘What History Failed To Tell Us’

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Local Stories

More in Local Stories


Drone Technology Takes Filmmakers to New Heights

Latina ListaNovember 24, 2015

California School District Declares State of Emergency over Student Homelessness

Latina ListaNovember 23, 2015

Reconsidering the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo

Latina ListaNovember 19, 2015

Making Breastfeeding The Norm Among Hartford, CT’s Inner City Latinas

Latina ListaNovember 18, 2015

Congresswomen Loretta Sánchez fights for the environment and binational rights

Latina ListaNovember 17, 2015

Tucson school garden grows sustainable students

Latina ListaNovember 16, 2015

Latino Tennessean José Vázquez: A bracero for life

Latina ListaNovember 12, 2015

High-speed rail between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico will happen

Latina ListaNovember 11, 2015

Internet radio DJ shares passion with Bluffton, South Carolina Latinos

Latina ListaNovember 10, 2015