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A tale of two cities : Santo Domingo and New York after 1950

Title
A tale of two cities : Santo Domingo and New York after 1950 / Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof.
Published
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Description
xxxi, 319 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents
1. From the Burro to the Subway
2. Progreso Cannot Be Stopped
3. Beautiful Barrios for the Humble Folk
4. Yankee, Go Home ... and Take Me with You!
5. Hispanic, Whatever That's Supposed to Mean
6. To Have an Identity Here
7. Not How They Paint It
8. Strange Costumbres
Appendix: Population Change in the Dominican Republic.
Summary
"In the second half of the twentieth century Dominicans became New York City's largest, and poorest, new immigrant group. They toiled in garment factories and small groceries, and as taxi drivers, janitors, hospital workers, and nannies. by 1990, one of every ten Dominicans lived in New York. A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of this emblematic migration from Latin America to the United States. Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof chronicles not only how New York itself was forever transformed by Dominican settlement but also how Dominicans' lives in New York profoundly affected life in the Dominican Republic." "A Tale of Two Cities is unique in offering a simultaneous, detailed social and cultural history of two cities bound intimately by migration. It explores how the history of burgeoning shantytowns in Santo Domingo - the capital of a rural country that had endured a century of intense U.S. intervention and was in the throes of a fitful modernization - evolved in an uneven dialogue with the culture and politics of New York's Dominican ethnic enclaves, and vice versa. In doing so it offers a new window on the lopsided history of U.S.-Latin American relations. What emerges is a fusion of Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. history that very much reflects the complex global world we live in today."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-306) and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2007010934
ISBN
9780691123387 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691123381 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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