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Pioneros II: Puerto Ricans in New York City 1948-1998
Editors: Virginia Sánchez Korroll and Pedro Juan Hernández
Published by Arcadia Publishing
Pbk.2010, 128 pages
Following World War II, Puerto Ricans moved to New York in record numbers and joined a community of compatriots who had emigrated decades before or were born in diaspora. In a series of vivid images, this book brings to life their stories and struggles, culture and values, entrepreneurship, and civic, political, and educational gains.
Posted by Linda Diaz on 2nd Jan 2014
Pioneros II, 1948- 1998, is an indispensable resource that should be in your personal library and without doubt in every public library. Pioneros concisely documents significant moments, both public and private, of the Puerto Rican Community. What is priceless about this volume and its companion, Pioneros I, is that it publicizes events that the mass media frequently failed to document. Thankfully, Centro's archive contains many gems and Pioneros II provides a glimpse of the richness of the archive, our community and the role it plays in New York, politically and culturally.