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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Joseph Fitzpatrick's second edition of Puerto Rican Americans returns to a form familiar to readers of the literature that emerged during the 1950s and 60s. In that sense, Fitzpatrick's new edition is comprehensive, multifaceted and filled with supporting data touching almost every aspect of the life of the Puerto Rican migrant in the United States. In this new edition, Fitzpatrick builds on the solid foundation of his earlier work (1971). While occasionally leaving himself vulnerable to his critics, as he did in his first edition, this new effort represents a significant contribution to the on-going dialogue and analysis of the Puerto Rican community in the United States. Fitzpatrick's " interpretive essay," as he would like it to be known, accomplishes an efficient restorative blend by drawing on data and studies published over the last fifteen years and effectively integrates these new findings with his earlier edition.
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