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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 chapter analyses recent research on immigrants and the new second-generation Dominican-Americans in Washington Heights in New York City. It suggests that the growth of communities of post-1965 immigrants and their children marks a historical watershed and that there has been a recent surge in scholarship on immigrant communities. It also attempts to bridge the gap in current literature in order to provide a better understanding of Dominican-American politics.

Keywords:   Dominican-Americans, immigrants, research, Washington Heights, New York City, politics

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