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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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Politics and the Dominican Exodus

Politics and the Dominican Exodus

(p.55) 3 Politics and the Dominican Exodus
Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment

Ana Aparicio

University Press of Florida

This chapter outlines the political developments in the Dominican Republic and in the U.S. that serve as the backdrop to migration trends and Dominican-American community building and political participation in the U.S. It provides a brief sketch of the history that shaped the Dominicans' exodus from their home country to the streets of New York City. It also describes the ideology that redirected Dominican organizing in New York City and their development of an important form of politics.

Keywords:   Dominican Republic, migration, political developments, U.S., Dominican-Americans, New York City, ideology, politics

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