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“Non-Resident Persons”: Navigating the Limitations of US Citizenship

Mérida M. Rúa

in A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760268
eISBN:
9780199950256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explores controversies in Chicago in 1954 over Puerto Ricans’ rights to social services and their mass arrest after an armed attack in DC by Puerto Rican Nationalist Party members. Puerto ... More


“Juan Q. Citizen,” Aspirantes, and Young Lords: Youth Activism in a New World

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The increasing postwar migration from Puerto Rico sparked opposition and resentment from Italian Americans all over East Harlem as well as New Yorkers throughout the city, who feared the “dangerous ... More


How to Represent the Postwar Migration: The Liberal Establishment, the Puerto Rican Left, and the “Puerto Rican Problem”

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The comments about the Puerto Rican migration in the 1930s reflected the range of deficits by which Puerto Ricans were alleged to threaten white American society: biological and intellectual ... More


How to Study the Postwar Migrant: Social Science, Puerto Ricans, and Social Problems

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Research on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in the late 1940s and '50s was animated by the “spirit of reform,” which generated important but not always clear connections between social scientists and ... More


Pursuing the Promise of the New Deal: Relief and the Politics of Nationalism in the Thirties

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the worst years of the Great Depression, many Puerto Rican migrants, barely scraping by, focused only on feeding their families, on their next paycheck or next job—or a threatened eviction—and ... More


U.S. Puerto Rican Literature: To the memory of Pedro Pietri (RIP)

Marc Zimmerman

in Defending Their Own in the Cold: The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036460
eISBN:
9780252093494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses U.S. Puerto Rican literature, which can be divided into three phases, preceded by a kind of “pre-phase.” The pre-phase, extending from the last century, consists of exiles from ... More


Humboldt Park:: A Community United to Challenge Asthma

Molly Martin and Juana Ballesteros

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Sinai's Improving Community Health Survey found that Puerto Rican children had the highest asthma prevalence rate of all groups. Twenty-one percent of Puerto Rican children had diagnosed asthma ... More


Mickey Ricans?: The Recent Puerto Rican Diaspora to Florida

Jorge Duany

in La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060118
eISBN:
9780813050485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060118.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines recent Puerto Rican migration to Florida, especially the Orlando, Miami, and Tampa metropolitan areas. It focuses on the immigrants’ settlement patterns, socioeconomic ... More


Puerto Rican Poets in Chicago: To the memory of Salima Rivera and Rane Arroyo (RIP)

Marc Zimmerman

in Defending Their Own in the Cold: The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036460
eISBN:
9780252093494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Chicago Rican poetry. From the beginning, Chicago Puerto Rican poets were to speak of Latin or Latino identity, and Latin or Latino poetry. Indeed, they, more than their ... More


Letters Home: The Failure of Puerto Rican Recruitment

JoAnna Poblete

in Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038297
eISBN:
9780252096471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038297.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ground-level experiences of early Puerto Rican colonial migrants to Hawaiʻi, including the labor recruitment process and daily circumstances, as well as reactions to these ... More


Confronting Race in the Metropole: Racial Ascription and Racial Discourse during the Depression

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Puerto Ricans were the fastest-growing group of foreign workers in New York's collapsing economy, and felt the deprivations of the Depression earlier and more keenly than most, but the Depression ... More


Narratives of Fracture: Defining

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates how one's cultural identity is defined just as much by geographic location, gender, class, and political ideology than by perceived race or ethnic self-identification. It ... More


Limited Leadership: Roles of Puerto Rican Labor Agents in the Plantation Community

JoAnna Poblete

in Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038297
eISBN:
9780252096471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038297.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the roles played by Puerto Rican labor agents such as Florentin Souza and Alberto E. Minvielle in Hawaiʻi's sugar plantations during the first half of the twentieth century. ... More


Indefinite Dependence: U.S. Control Over Puerto Rican Labor Complaints

JoAnna Poblete

in Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038297
eISBN:
9780252096471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038297.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Puerto Ricans in Hawaiʻi filed labor complaints and protests. It shows that, unlike other labor groups in Hawaiʻi, Puerto Rican intra-colonials never had a dedicated local ... More


Rethinking the Past, Betting On the Future: Cultural Debates From the Sixties to the Eighties

César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe

in Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831137
eISBN:
9781469605609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895535_ayala.17
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the debates regarding Puerto Rico's history and identity from the 1960s to the 1980s. It looks at the emergence of a new group of historians, social scientists, and artists ... More


The Orlando Ricans: Overlapping Iden tity Discourses among Middle-Class Puerto Rican Immigrants

Jorge Duany

in Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834978
eISBN:
9781469602790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869376_duany.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes in-depth interviews with Puerto Rican business, civic, political, educational, and religious leaders in Orlando. The author concentrates on how this privileged group represents ... More


The Flag and Three Rican Artists: To the memory of Michael Piazza (RIP)

Marc Zimmerman

in Defending Their Own in the Cold: The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036460
eISBN:
9780252093494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter looks at Puerto Rico: 98, an art exhibit at Chicago's Puerto Rican Cultural Center and then at the Chicago Art Institute commemorating one hundred years of U.S. control over Puerto Rico ... More


Spanish Harlem

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the urban geographies of Puerto Rican migrants who reside in New York City’s Spanish Harlem neighborhood, as well as the pressures of gentrification in the superheated New York ... More


The Republic of the Penniless

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

in Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062563
eISBN:
9780813051598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062563.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Edwin Rosskam worked during the New Deal as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) before working in a variety of capacities for the Puerto Rican government throughout the 1940s ... More


You Are Here to Listen

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

in Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062563
eISBN:
9780813051598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062563.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Dr. Ana Livia Cordero’s Proyecto Piloto para Trabajo con el Pueblo is a significant challenge to the historiography of social movements, gender, and race in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1968, Proyecto ... More


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