Before the Wave: Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945


by Victor Vásquez Hernández

Paperback, 129 pages

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This book recounts the genesis of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia during the interwar years (1917-1945). It connects the origins of this community to the mass migration of the post-WW II years when Puerto Ricans consolidated their presence in Philadelphia (1945-1985). Until now, there has been no comprehensive examination of this early diaspora in Philadelphia and this book rectifies this scholarly deficiency.