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Pioneros: Puerto Ricans in New York City 1896-1948
Editors: Felix V. Matos-Rodriguez and Pedro Juan Hernández
Pbk.2001; 128 pages
Through hundreds of images of the "pioneers"-those Puerto Rican migrants who established themselves in New York City between the 1890s and the end of World War II-we capture a glimpse of their daily lives and of their individual and collective stories. This rich collection of images from the Archives of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College helps to examine the history of the Puerto Rican community at a time when it was spreading its roots in New York City's social, political, cultural, and economic life.