The growth of the Latino population throughout the United States and in New York City over the past two decades and their impact on shaping this city and nation, now and in the future, cannot be underestimated.
Following World War II, Puerto Ricans moved to New York in record numbers and joined a community of compatriots who had emigrated decades before or were born in diaspora.
In over 200 vintage photographs, local authors Virginia Sánchez Korrol and Pedro Juan Hernández bring to life the stories and struggles, culture and values, entrepreneurship, and civic, political, and educational gains of Puerto Ricans in New York City.
Highlights of Pioneros II: Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1948-1998:
• Features historic images from both public and private collections
• Shares how culture, society and identity were formed in the community
• Includes snapshots of family life in both old and new settlements
• Depicts the community’s efforts to claim civil and educational rights
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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