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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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El Alto Manhattan

El Alto Manhattan

The Setting and Research Context

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Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment
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Ana Aparicio

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029252.003.0003

This chapter provides an overview of the physical and social landscape of the Dominica-American neighborhood in Washington Heights in New York City. It describes the history of Washington Heights, its resources, and its contemporary demographics where local Dominican activists operate. It suggests that Dominican activists have clear agendas and developed organizations in Washington Heights during particular moments in the history of New York and the U.S. and they consistently interact with local neighborhood and other communities.

Keywords:   Dominican-Americans, social landscape, Washington Heights, New York City, activists

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