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In Pursuit of Their Dreams A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States

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ISBN-10: 1933227192

ISBN-13: 9781933227191

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Jerry R. Williams, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Staff University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Jerry Williams' history of Azorean immigration to the United States offers us valuable insight into the experience and culture of Portuguese immigrants and their descendents. This account fills a major gap in American immigration history and gives us a comprehensive overview of how Portuguese-Americans-now numbering close to a million people-have come to constitute a vibrant and highly visible presence within southeastern New England, the areas around San Francisco and San Diego, Hawaii, and the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. Even though Azorean immigrants all came from similar cultural and social backgrounds, Williams shows how regionally specific opportunity structures and social…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Tagus Press
Publication date: 6/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Preface
New Directions and Future Possibilities: Understanding the Portuguese Immigrant Story
Introduction: Pursuing the American Dream
Emigration: A Response to Adversity and Opportunity
The New England Habit
Life in the West
The New Immigrants
The Azorean Dilemma: Too Little for Too Many
Ethnic Survival: The Maintenance of Cultural Values
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