Chapter

El Alto Manhattan

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/9780813029252.003.0003
El Alto Manhattan

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This chapter provides an overview of the physical and social landscape of the Dominica-American neighborhood in Washington Heights in New York City. It describes the history of Washington Heights, its resources, and its contemporary demographics where local Dominican activists operate. It suggests that Dominican activists have clear agendas and developed organizations in Washington Heights during particular moments in the history of New York and the U.S. and they consistently interact with local neighborhood and other communities.

Keywords: Dominican-Americans; social landscape; Washington Heights; New York City; activists

Chapter.  7548 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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