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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment$
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Ana Aparicio

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813029252

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813029252.001.0001

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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Ana Aparicio

University Press of Florida

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Dominican-Americans in northern Manhattan in New York City and their role in local politics. This book focuses on the key issues of identity, political mobilization, and community building. It presents a chronological account of major organizing trends in Washington Heights, analyzes the communities of first- and second-generation of Dominican-Americans, and highlights the work of the Dominican-American leadership.

Keywords:   Dominican-Americans, Manhattan, New York City, politics, identity, political mobilization, community building, leadership

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