El Viaje: Puerto Ricans of Philadelphia (Images of America Series)

El Viaje: Puerto Ricans of Philadelphia (Images of America Series)

by Carmen Teresa Whalen

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El Viaje: Puerto Ricans of Philadelphia (Images of America Series) by Carmen Teresa Whalen


Although few people know its history, Philadelphia is the third-largest Puerto Rican community in the United States. Thousands have made el viaje, or the journey, from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, beginning before 1898 and continuing today. Puerto Ricans came as political exiles, merchants, and workers and built vibrant everyday lives and community organizations. By the 1970s, the Puerto Rican community was strong and diverse. El Viaje is a photographic journey of Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, and it refers to a popular local radio program.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738538495
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/19/2006
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Carmen Teresa Whalen is an associate professor of history and the chair of the Latina/o studies program at Williams College in Massachusetts. She is affiliated with the Organization of American Historians and the Puerto

Rican Studies Association.

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