The Way It Was and Other Writings

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The Way It Was and Other Writings is an autobiographical recollection of life in the Hispanic and politically radical communities of New York City. Jesus Colon was an Afro-Puerto Rican activist, distinguished writer and newspaper columnist who lived in New York City from 1917 until his death in 1974.
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Overview

The Way It Was and Other Writings is an autobiographical recollection of life in the Hispanic and politically radical communities of New York City. Jesus Colon was an Afro-Puerto Rican activist, distinguished writer and newspaper columnist who lived in New York City from 1917 until his death in 1974.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558850576
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
The World of Jesus Colon 13
Pt. I The Way It Was
Castor Oil: Simple or Compound 33
Jesus Is Graduating Tonight 37
The Silent Contest 39
The Head on the Statue of Liberty 41
Nice to Have Friends in All Walks of Life 42
A Bright Child Asks a Question 46
He Couldn't Guess My Name 47
Dalmau 49
Angels in My Hometown Church 53
The Meanest Man in My Hometown 55
The Fanguito Is Still There 57
Pt. II Other Writings
The Two United States 61
The Jewish People and Us 65
Bitter Sugar: Why Puerto Ricans Leave Home 67
My Wife Does Not Work 69
Pilgrimage of Prayer 74
Phrase Heard on a Bus 77
Little Rock 80
A Growing Minority 84
Colonial Showplace 86
The Meaning of Algebra 88
The Negro in Puerto Rican History 90
The Negro in Puerto Rico Today 93
Puerto Rican Migrant Labor 96
Arthur Schomburg and Negro History 98
Statement by Jesus Colon to the Walter Committee on Un-American Activities 100
Biographical Chronology 103
Bibliography of Jesus Colon's Writings 105
List of Photographs 125
About the Editors 127
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