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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Felix M. Padilla's Puerto Rican Chicago is a noteworthy contribution to the ever burgeoning literature on the Puerto Rican community in the United States. While it is clearly a detailed sociological history of the Puerto Rican community in Chicago, it is also a study which positions this community in a broader network of racial, ethnic and class interactions. As more literature documents and analyzes the histories of diverse Puerto Rican settlements (from New York to Hawaii), scholars will begin to form a more complete picture of the impact of migration, race, labor and industry, and culture on the development of the various Puerto Rican communities in the United States.
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