Boricuas in the Magic City: Puerto Ricans in Miami

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People from Puerto Rico have been traveling to Miami for more than a century. The island became a US territory in 1898, and islanders became US citizens in 1917; throughout the 20th century, Puerto Ricans have established communities across Miami–Dade County. They have come as farm workers, garment workers, bankers and investors, or as US service members. By the 1950s, the Puerto Rican community in Miami was strong and diverse. Boricuas in the Magic City: Puerto Ricans in Miami is a photographic voyage through Miami. “Boricua” is a term of endearment that Puerto Ricans call themselves that identifies them with the precolonial period when the native Tainos referred to the island as Boriken.
ISBN: 9781467106481
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this book, author Dr. Victor Vazquez-Hernandez, a full professor of history at Miami Dade College, uses archival and family photographic sources to narrate a century of Puerto Ricans in Miami and the diverse locations where they established communities—especially in Wynwood, Brickell, and Homestead—in Miami–Dade County.
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