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A tale of two cities : Santo Domingo and New York after 1950

Author: Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the second half of the 20th century Dominicans became New York City's largest and poorest, new immigrant group. By 1990, one of every ten Dominicans lived in New York. This text tells the fascinating story of this emblematic migration from Latin America to the United States.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
ISBN: 9780691123387 0691123381 0691149364 9780691149363
OCLC Number: 122291276
Description: xxxi, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: From the burro to the subway --
Progreso cannot be stopped --
Beautiful barrios for the humble folk --
Yankee, go home ... and take me with you! --
Hispanic, whatever that's supposed to mean --
To have an identity here --
Not how they paint it --
Strange costumbres.
Responsibility: Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof.
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"This detailed, compelling study shows how Dominicans have recreated the modern city in both their national capital of Santo Domingo and Washington Heights in New York through their aspirations, Read more...

 
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