Invisible Immigrants

Spaniards in the US (1868-1945)

A deluxe coffee table book that tells the story of Spanish immigrants in the US, using the photos and documents we have digitized from family archives all over Spain and the US



Invisible Immigrants

Spaniards in the US (1868-1945)

A book by James D. Fernández & Luis Argeo.

NYU professor Dr. James D. Fernandez and Spanish journalist and filmmaker Luis Argeo spent nine years crisscrossing the globe and conducting research to bring the haunting tale of Spanish immigrants to life. They have amassed a digital archive of more than 8,000 photographs that document the experience of the tens of thousands of Spaniards who arrived on U.S. shores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Texts in English and Spanish / 236 pages / 9.64 x 12.2 in.


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Invisible Immigrants, a beautiful, haunting historical photo album of the Spanish in America.

Francis Lam, New York Times Magazine (June 17, 2015).

Immigrants will always be a bridge between two worlds.

Chef José Andrés, one of 360 backers of our crowdfunding campaign.

The photographs gathered by the authors are a treasure trove. They not only turn visible the immigrants of the title but also display the richness and diversity of their existence: Asturian cigar-makers in Tampa and miners in West Virginia, Andalusian plantation workers in Hawaii and California, Basque shepherds in Idaho and Nevada, picnics and days at the beach, orchestras and dances, ball games of all sorts, dinners, weddings, children…a veritable kaleidoscope of immigrant live and memories.

José C. Moya. Professor of History and Director of the Forum on Migration, Barnard College.

I salute and support this Invisible Immigrants project, which will rescue and disseminate the legacy of these unsung men and women.

Plácido Domingo

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