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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

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


Author : Susana Goulart Costa
ISBN : 0981933602
Genre : Azores
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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

Stories Grandma Never Told

Author : Sue Fagalde Lick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123329497
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With touching honesty, compassion, thoughtfulness, and humor, more than sixty women provide an intimate and unforgettable view of what it means to be Portuguese American. A tribute to women of Portuguese descent, Stories Grandma Never Told also expands our sense of California, its history, and its real culture.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

My Family Table

Author : John Besh
ISBN : 9781449407872
Genre : Cooking
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The James Beard award-winning restaurateur and Iron Chef champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals while sharing essential advice on everything from organizing a kitchen and stocking a pantry to adapting recipes and sharing mealtimes with family.
Category: Cooking

Writers Of The Portuguese Diaspora In The United States And Canada

Author : Luis Goncalves
ISBN : 0996051120
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This anthology brings together fiction, poetry, recipes, and memoirs by some of the best Portuguese-Canadian and Portuguese-American writers to narrate the Portuguese Diasporic experience in North America. These works focus on lived experiences, shared spaces and the ethnic identity through which this distinctive culture is lived in the United States of America and Canada, both of which have long been home to significant and vibrant Portuguese communities that arrived roughly in the same waves of migration. In this book, you will find a range of texts full of passion, wit, and poise, even as they wrestle with a sense of loss about the passing of the torch from generation to generation, the attempts at integration into the mainstream, and the often overlooked third space or otherness often felt by Portuguese-Canadians and Portuguese-Americans. There are also stories about the power gained from the preservation of cultural practices that promote a strong sense of self and strengthen family and community ties, and also the awareness that success can come from understanding one's legacy. We would like to emphasize that even though this anthology was compiled from the perspective of the Portuguese Diaspora to North America, the result goes beyond that community and reflects larger complexities of articulations in Canadian and American everyday life and identity that will resonate with people of any ancestry in these countries. Among the many writers included are Katherine Vaz, George Monteiro, Irene Marques, Anthony Barcellos, August Mark Vaz, Millicent Borges Accardi, Sam Pereira, Darrell Kastin and Frank X. Gaspar. Each of them offers a unique view on the heterogeneity, intricateness, and vibrancy of experiences of the Portuguese Diasporas in Canada and the United States.

Twice Round The Loggerhead

Author : Lance R. Lee
ISBN : 0918172225
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Azores are an island nation where historically whaling was an essential way of life. To hunt the whale, young men and old would risk their lives in open boats from shore, and this activity represents the heart of Azorean history and tradition. This volume contains essays on the rich history of whaling and its associated folkways in the Azores and on the techniques of building the boat and the author's relationship with his Azorean mentor. Abundantly illustrated with line drawings, historical photographs, and over fifty watercolours documenting both the process and setting.
Category: Technology & Engineering