Roll Down Your Window

Roll Down Your Window:Stories of a Forgotten America

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This study emphasizes increasingly important contributions of Latino culture and labour in the USA. In reports from Puerto Rico, Panama, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico, the author traces the sources of Latino influence, revealing the social and economic pressures that drive people north.

New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez takes as his beat the streets and projects of America’s inner cities and the barrios across its southern borders. In these vivid dispatches he reports from the frontline of a social crisis—inside New York and Los Angeles, across the Rio Grande to Mexico’s maquiladoras, throught to Haiti, Honduras and Cuba.


  • Compassionate and impassioned.

    The San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Gonzalez gives voice to those whose views are neither often heard nor well understood ... his stories need to be told.

    New York Times Book Review
  • Reading Roll Down Your Window is like being shoved into a cold, bracing shower ... Gonzalez challenges everyone to wake up and smell the misinformation.

    LA Weekly