ISBN-10:
1592134130
ISBN-13:
9781592134137
Pub. Date:
07/28/2005
Publisher:
Temple University Press
The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives

The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592134137
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,118,675
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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