Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Lorrin Thomas
Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Author: Lorrin Thomas
Title: Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (Historical Studies of Urban America)
ISBN10: 0226796086
ISBN13: 978-0226796086
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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2010)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1608 kb
Size epub: 1317 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
By the end of the 1920s, just ten years after the Jones Act first made them full-fledged Americans, more than 45,000 native Puerto Ricans had left their homes and entered the United States, citizenship papers in hand, forming one of New York City’s most complex and distinctive migrant communities. In Puerto Rican Citizen, Lorrin Thomas for the first time unravels the many tensions—historical, racial, political, and economic—that defined the experience of this group of American citizens before and after World War II.