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Politics and the Dominican Exodus

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/9780813029252.003.0004
Politics and the Dominican Exodus

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This chapter outlines the political developments in the Dominican Republic and in the U.S. that serve as the backdrop to migration trends and Dominican-American community building and political participation in the U.S. It provides a brief sketch of the history that shaped the Dominicans' exodus from their home country to the streets of New York City. It also describes the ideology that redirected Dominican organizing in New York City and their development of an important form of politics.

Keywords: Dominican Republic; migration; political developments; U.S.; Dominican-Americans; New York City; ideology; politics

Chapter.  2608 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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