Table of contents for Puerto Ricans in the United States : a contemporary portrait / Edna Acosta-Belãaen, Carlos E. Santiago.

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List of Photographs
List of Tables, Figures, and Maps
Chapter 1: Introduction: Portrait of a Commuter Nation 
Chapter 2: The Colonial Experience
	The Legacy of the Indigenous Taínos
The Beginnings of Spanish Colonial Rule
The African Heritage
The Strategic but Neglected Spanish Colony
Chapter 3: Migrations Before World War II
The Pilgrims of Freedom
The "Splendid Little War" 
Labor Migration to the United States
Migration to Hawaii
The Growth of the New York Community
The Poverty-Stricken Island 
Between Reform and Revolution 
From the Steamship Embarcados to the Transnational Guagua Aérea
Chapter 4: Postwar Migration Patterns 
Operation Bootstrap 
The Great Migration
The Growing Geographic Dispersion 
The Urban Character of the U.S. Communities
A Tale of Three Cities: New York City, Hartford, and Orlando
Other Migration Destinations
 Conceptualizing Puerto Rican Migration
Chapter 5: A Demographic Portrait
Income and Labor Force Participation
Overcoming Poverty 
Educational Attainment
The Gender Gap 
Differences Among Communities
Chapter 6: Social and Civil Rights Struggles
Political and Educational Activism
Other Community Organizations
Cultural Citizenship
Chapter 7: Voices and Images of the Diaspora
The Spanish-language Press
The Emergence of a New Cultural Discourse
The Nuyorican Poets 
Growing Up Narratives
Performing Culture
Popular Music
The Visual Arts
Cultural Crossovers
Epilogue: Overcoming the Colonial Experience: Future Challenges 
Brief Chronology of Puerto Rican History
About the Authors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Puerto Ricans -- United States -- History.
Puerto Ricans -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Puerto Rico -- History.