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Before the Wave:
Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910–1945
ISBN 9781945662027 | LCCN 2016047262
Pbk. 2017; 129 pages
This book recounts the genesis of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia during the interwar years (1917–1945). It connects the origins of this community to the mass migration of the post-WW II years when Puerto Ricans consolidated their presence in Philadelphia (1945–1985).
About the Author
Víctor Vázquez-Hernández is Professor and Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus. He is coeditor, with Carmen T. Whalen, of Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (Temple University Press, 2005).