In Pursuit Of Their Dreams

Author : Jerry R. Williams
ISBN : 1933227192
Genre : History
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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 hierarchies have contributed to significant differences within the Portuguese-American experience. Starting with the whaling routes that first connected the mid-Atlantic archipelago with the ports of call in New England and California in the early 1800s, Williams lays out the complex relationship between the Azores and the US that has continued into the present. We learn how particular patterns of poverty, overpopulation and social inequality in the Azores pushed large numbers of the islands’ inhabitants to leave their homes in search of better opportunities for themselves and their children. He tells the story of how the early whalers who jumped ship in New Bedford, San Francisco, or Hawaii were followed by kin and fellow villagers who had heard of plentiful jobs in New England’s textile mills, gold and land in California, or agricultural work on Hawaiian plantations. Williams’ account allows us to understand the importance of family and community connections throughout the immigrants’ arduous transition from peasant life to industrial society.
Category: History

Dream Chasers

Author : John Tirman
ISBN : 9780262028929
Genre : Social Science
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How the immigration battle plays out in America, from curriculum disputes to federal raids to the civil rights activism of young "Dreamers."
Category: Social Science

And Yet They Come

Author : Jerry R. Williams
ISBN : 0913256579
Genre : Azoreans
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Category: Azoreans

So Ends This Day

Author : Donald Warrin
ISBN : 1933227281
Genre : Business & Economics
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Fascinating history of the American whaling industry highlighting the role of its Portuguese participants.
Category: Business & Economics

Our Lady Of The Artichokes And Other Portuguese American Stories

Author : Katherine Vaz
ISBN : 9780803217904
Genre : Fiction
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The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.
Category: Fiction

Community Culture And The Makings Of Identity

Author : Kimberly DaCosta Holton
ISBN : WISC:89108183625
Genre : Literary Collections
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Offers insight into the histories, cultures, and social dynamics of Portuguese and other Lusophone and Luso-African of the northeastern seaboard of the U.S.
Category: Literary Collections

Return Flights

Author : Jarita Davis
ISBN : 9781933227689
Genre : Poetry
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These poems - varying from narrative to imagist to lyrical - reflect the "sodade" of Cape Verdean culture that is shaped by separation and longing - longing for the home that has been left behind and for loved ones who have departed. Cape Verdean communities extend beyond national boundaries and are paradoxically independent of place, even when inspired by it. Return Flights marks a turning point for Cape Verdean American culture, one in which a partially forgotten past becomes a starting point for possible futures, both of new transoceanic contacts and of new reinventions of culture.
Category: Poetry

Home Is An Island

Author : Alfred Lewis
ISBN : 1933227362
Genre : Fiction
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On an island in the Azores, a young Portuguese boy comes of age, discovering love and literature before he departs for America
Category: Fiction

Land As Far As The Eye Can See

Author : Donald Warrin
ISBN : 0870623060
Genre : History
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For more than a century the history of the American Frontier, particularly the West, has been the speciality of the Arthur H. Clark Company. We publish new books, both interpretive and documentary, in small, high-quality editions for the collector, researcher, and library.
Category: History

Almost Gone

Author : Brian Sousa
ISBN : 9781933227504
Genre : Fiction
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Alternately gritty, suspenseful, and illuminating, Brian Sousa's debut collection of interlocking stories depicts the Portuguese American experience from a new perspective
Category: Fiction