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Introduction

Ana Aparicio

in Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029252
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029252.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Dominican-Americans in northern Manhattan in New York City and their role in local politics. This book focuses on the key issues of identity, political mobilization, and community building. It presents a chronological account of major organizing trends in Washington Heights, analyzes the communities of first- and second-generation of Dominican-Americans, and highlights the work of the Dominican-American leadership.

Keywords: Dominican-Americans; Manhattan; New York City; politics; identity; political mobilization; community building; leadership

Chapter.  5904 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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