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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

And Yet They Come

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


Author : Susana Goulart Costa
ISBN : 0981933602
Genre : Azores
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Category: Azores

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

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
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Sixty Acres And A Barn

Author : Alfred Lewis
ISBN : 1933227397
Genre : Fiction
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A western, agrarian novel that conjures the world of the small dairy farms of California and the Portuguese immigrants who worked them
Category: Fiction

Land As Far As The Eye Can See

Author : Donald Warrin
ISBN : 1933227486
Genre : History
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An entertaining and innovative account of pioneering Portuguese men and women who settled the vast frontier of the American West
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My Family Table

Author : John Besh
ISBN : 9781449418779
Genre : Cooking
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Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012: USA Winner, Best Easy Recipes Book 2012 IACP Award Winner in the Children, Youth and Family category 2012 James Beard Award Nominee "Of the recently published books by gourmet chefs on home cooking (e.g., Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Home Cooking with Jean-Georges and Rick Tramonto's Steak with Friends), James Beard Award-winning Louisiana chef John Besh's latest is easily the most beautiful. This stunning volume is filled with intimate photographs of the Besh family in the kitchen, at the table, and outdoors with friends. Recipes like Risotto of Almost Anything and Whole Roasted Sole with Brown Butter reinforce Besh's Jamie Oliver-like argument that practical home cooking does not require reliance on processed products. Includes some excellent holiday recipes. Highly recommended." --Library Journal Renowned chef and James Beard award-winner John Besh invites us into his home and shows us how we can put good, fresh, healthy food on the table for our families every day. In My Family Table, the Iron Chef champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals. "If I can help make a difference by cooking simply and sharing what I love to cook, I can possibly help us all use our passions and skills to make our lives better at almost every meal." From organizing your kitchen and stocking your pantry to demystifying fish cookery, John Besh shares his favorite recipes he cooks with his family every day. Master recipes Risotto of Almost Anything and Creamy Any Vegetable Soup show you how to make the food without worrying about having the right ingredients or mastering complicated techniques. Filled with mouthwatering photographs of each recipe as well as showing John in his kitchen with his wife and four sons, My Family Table captures the spontaneity, intimacy, and fun of home-cooking and will inspire the nation back to the family table.
Category: Cooking

Immigrants In American History

Author : Elliott Robert Barkan
ISBN : 9781598842197
Genre : History
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This encyclopedia is a unique collection of entries covering the arrival, adaptation, and integration of immigrants into American culture from the 1500s to 2010. * Recent immigration and naturalization data from the 2010 U.S. Census * Excerpts from American laws and customs * A chronology of migration to the United States between 1500 to 2010
Category: History