Puerto Ricans In The United States: A Contemporary Portrait (Latinos: Exploring Diversity & Change)

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  • Publish Date: 2006-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Edna Acosta-Belen;Carlos E. Santiago

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Though their presence in the United States is long standing, knowledge about Puerto Ricans their culture, history, socioeconomic status, and contributions has been decidedly inadequate. Edna Acosta-Beln and Carlos Santiago change this status quo, presenting a nuanced portrait of both the community today and the trajectory of its development.

The authors move deftly from Puerto Rico s colonial experience, through a series of waves of migration, to the emergence of the commuter patterns seen today. Not least, they draw on extensive data to dispel widespread myths and stereotypes. Their work is a long overdue corrective to conventional wisdom about the role of the Puerto Rican community within US society.

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