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Puerto Rican Chicago (IL) (Images of America) e-book

Author:

Wilfredo Cruz

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

Americas

ePub size:

1797 kb

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Rating:

4.7

Publisher:

Arcadia Publishing (February 7, 2005)

Pages:

128

ISBN:

0738533688

Puerto Rican Chicago (IL) (Images of America) e-book

by Wilfredo Cruz


Puerto Ricans have a long history in Chicago. Beginning in the 1920s, a handful of middle-class Puerto Rican families sent their daughters and sons to study at prestigious universities in the city. While most returned to Puerto Rico, migration to Chicago peaked during the 1950s and 1960s.

Puerto Ricans have a long history in Chicago. They came to Chicago as American citizens, yet still faced rampant discrimination and prejudice.

Puerto Ricans in Chicago are people living in Chicago who have ancestral connections to the island of Puerto Rico. They have contributed to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Chicago for more than seventy years. The Puerto Rican community in Chicago has a history that stretches back more than 70 years. The first Puerto Rican migration in the 1930s to Chicago was not from the island itself but from New York City, and many settled on State Street just south of the downtown hotels.

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Puerto Rican Chicago - Wilfredo Cruz. Puerto Ricans have had a long-standing presence in Chicago. Around the 1920s, a handful of middle-class Puerto Rican families from Puerto Rico sent their daughters and sons to study at prestigious universities like the University of Chicago. After completing their educational studies, most of these early Puerto Ricans returned to Puerto Rico. However, in the early 1950s and 60s, Puerto Rican migration to Chicago peaked. Thousands of poor and working-class Puerto Ricans migrated to Chicago. They came with hopes and dreams.

Puerto Ricans have a long history in Chicago Images of America. Author Wilfredo Cruz is a Chicago native. He earned his P. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

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Puerto Ricans have a long history in Chicago. Beginning in the 1920s, a handful of middle-class Puerto Rican families sent their daughters and sons to study at prestigious universities in the city. While most returned to Puerto Rico, migration to Chicago peaked during the 1950s and 1960s. Enticed by the prospect of a better life for their families and future generations, thousands of Puerto Ricans came to Chicago in search of a brighter tomorrow. They came to Chicago as American citizens, yet still faced rampant discrimination and prejudice. In 1950, there were only 255 Puerto Ricans in Chicago; today, there are over 113,000. Chicago is home to a thriving Puerto Rican community, and its members continue to make important contributions to the political, educational, social, and cultural institutions of Chicago.
Tojahn
Glad I bought the book but would have loved more text, although I appreciate the pictures. Again, I feel that South Side Puerto Ricans are not featured enough in informational texts about our people in this great city. There was a large south side Puerto Rican community! My father and many men chose to live south and battled every day to make the "American Dream" a reality for their children. The workers of US Steel lived on the southeast side, in Englewood, stretching all the way from what is now Hyde Park to Garfield Boulevard, from Union street to Western Ave. Where are our pictures and stories?
Faugami
I think the previous reviewer is right: This text is far from a holistic depiction of Puerto Ricans in the city. But I also think it's important to keep in mind that this is an introductory text and therefore a necessarily cursory text. I'm so happy to have found it even though elaboration is clearly necessary for real depth on Puerto Ricans in Chicago. Check out Merida Rua's fantastic A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods for a great next step into the topic.
Anayanis
It was a nice understanding of Puerto Ricans in Chicago.
Also, great for school and research topics for important projects

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