By Virginia E. Sánchez Korrol
First released in 1983, this ebook continues to be the single full-length examine documenting the ancient improvement of the Puerto Rican group within the usa. multiplied to convey it as much as the current, Virginia S?nchez Korrol's paintings strains the expansion of the early Puerto Rican settlements--"colonias"--into the original, bright, and well-defined neighborhood of this day.
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8 percent was sent to Spain in 1870. 3 Furthermore, the expansion of commercial activity between these points becomes more significant when we consider that almost all of the island's molasses exports were destined for the United States. 4 These commercial interactions involving primarily the island's merchant and creole hacendado class opened the way and influenced to a great extent the selection of the United States as one entrepot for the immigration of the sons and Page 13 daughters of this class.
12 In terms of booklength monographs and anthologies, four broad categories predominate: history and migration, work and gender, politics and economics, and literature and sociolinguistics. Groundbreaking documentation of the struggles and contributions of pre-World War II migrants provides the focus for two important primary sources of the early Puerto Rican community. The first, which has already earned the status of a literary classic, is Memoirs of Bernardo Vega, compiled by César Andreu Iglesias and translated into English by Juan Flores.
Escobar Page iii From Colonia to Community The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City Virginia E. Sánchez Korrol UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley Los Angeles London Page iv University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. London, England © 1983 by Virginia E. Sánchez Korrol Preface and Chapter 7 © 1994 by The Regents of the University of California This book was originally published with the title From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City, 19171948, by Virginia E.