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ERIC Number: ED334319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 241
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8133-1267-1
Puerto Ricans: Born in the U.S.A.
Rodriguez, Clara E.
This social history of the post-World War II Puerto Rican community in the United States focuses mainly on New York City. Each of the following chapters can be read separately: (1) "The Colonial Relationship: Migration and History" examines the factors leading to the migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States and their choice of communities; (2) "Beyond the Census Data: A Portrait of the Community" critically reviews standard statistical indicators used to portray the Puerto Rican community; (3) "The Rainbow People" examines both the absence of racially discriminatory attitudes among Puerto Ricans and racial discrimination against Puerto Ricans; (4) "The Political-Economic Context" examines the factors at work in New York City that have limited the economic opportunities of Puerto Ricans; (5) "Housing and the South Bronx" examines the connections between race and the decline of New York City's largest Puerto Rican neighborhood; (6) "Educational Dynamics" reviews the explanations often given for the low educational attainment of Hispanic American students and offers recommendations for improving the education of Puerto Ricans; and (7) "The Menudo Phenomenon: An Unwritten History" is a case study analysis of the impact of a popular folk-rock group that illustrates the Puerto Rican cultural context in contemporary New York. Statistical data are presented in 12 tables and 10 graphs. A 548-item bibliography and a discussion of the effects of tracking on Hispanic American students are appended. (FMW)
Westview Press, Inc., 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301 (Hard copy--ISBN-0-8133-1267-1, $48.00; Paperback--ISBN-0-8133-1268-X, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Menudo; New York (Bronx); New York (New York)