Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives


The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives

Carmen Teresa Whalen (Editor), Víctor Vazquez-Hernandez (Editor) 


  • Paperback: 306 pages

  • Publisher: Temple University Press (August 30, 2005)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1592134130

  • ISBN-13: 978-1592134137



  • Here's the blurb:


    Puerto Ricans have a long history of migrating to and building communities in various parts of the United States in search of a better life. From their arrival in Hawai'i in 1900 to the post-World War II era—during which communities flourished throughout the Midwest and New England—the Puerto Rican diaspora has been growing steadily. In fact, the 2000 census shows that almost as many Puerto Ricans live in the United States as in Puerto Rico itself.
    The contributors to this volume provide an overview of the Puerto Rican experience in America, delving into particular aspects of colonization and citizenship, migration and community building. Each chapter bridges the historical past with contemporary issues. Throughout the text, personal narratives and photographs bring these histories to life, while grappling with underlying causes and critical issues such as racism and employment that shape Puerto Rican life in America.
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