Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City / Edition 1by Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Angelo Falcon
Pub. Date: 10/01/2004
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York's Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors the memory of the late Dr. Antonia Pantoja, who was perhaps the community's most important and influential activist and institution builder during this period.
The book is organized in chronological order and includes chapters by noted historians, sociologists, and political scientists, such as Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Ana Celia Zentella, José Cruz, Francisco Rivera Batiz, and Gabriel Haslip-Viera. These chapters focus on issues of culture, demography, language, economic status, politics, and community organization.
Eminently useful in college-level courses that deal with Latinos and other ethnic groups in U.S. society, the book ends with essays by Angelo Falcón and Clara E. Rodríguez that assess the legacy, current status, and future prospects of the Puerto Rican community in New York.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction.
ANGELO FALCÓN, GABRIEL HASLIP-VIERA
and FÉLIX MATOS RODRÍGUEZ
1. Building the New York-Puerto Rican Community, 1945-1965: An
VIRGINIA SÁNCHEZ KORROL
Commentary: New York Puerto Rican History and Languages(s),
(1945-1965): Algunos Recuerdos de Una Nuyorican de Intervale.
ANA CELIA ZENTELLA . . .
2. The Changing Socioeconomic and Political Fortunes of Puerto Ricans
in New York City, 1960-1990.
JOSÉ E CRUZ
Commentary: From Civil Rights to the "Decade of the "Hispanic:"
Boricuas in Gotham, 1960-1990.
3. Puerto Rican New Yorkers in the 1990s: A Demographic and
FRANCISCO L. RIVERA BATÍZ
Boricuas in 1990s New York: A Decade of Accomplishments and
4. De'tras Pa'lante: Explorations on the Future History of Puerto Ricans
in New York City.
ANGELO FALCÓN . . . . . .
Commentary: Forging a New, New York: The Puerto Rican Community, Post 1945.
CLARA E. RODRÍGUEZ . . .
Commentary: A Stronger Puerto Rican New York.
HON. FERNANDO FERRER . . .
Appendix: Puerto Ricans in New York: A Historical and Community
Development Perspective (1989).
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