PrefacePart I: Viewing Puerto Ricans as Hispanic1. Hispanics in the United States2. The Journeys of Mexicans and Cubans3. The Puerto Rican journey4. How the Journeys EndPart II: Viewing Puerto Ricans Across the United States5. How Puerto Ricans Fore from Place to Place6. Infernal Migration, A Response?7. How Segregation Fits In8. Puerto Rican Women and the Labor ForcePart III: Viewing Puerto Ricans Within the US. Economic Structure9. Immigrant Incorporation into U.S. Economy10. Puerto Rican Incorporation into NEW York11. Puerto Rican Incorporation into Areas Other Than New York12. ConclusionAppendix A: Selected MSAs by RegionAppendix B: Dissimilarity Indexes for Selected MSAs 1990Works CitedIndex
A new understanding of the impoverishment of Puerto Ricans living on the mainland
SUSAN S. BAKER is the Assistant Practical Theology Coordinator and Instructor at Westminster Theological Seminary.
"This book greatly enhances our understanding of Puerto Ricans by describing their history, and social, and labor experiences in the South, Midwest, and West, as well as New York City. In doing so, it enriches our knowledge about Puerto Ricans across the U.S. in a way that no other book does. Baker effectively highlights how the Puerto Rican experience is different from that of other Hispanic Americans. It is worth noting that the book is one of the first to utilize the results from the 2000 Census." - Tony Carnes, Chair, Seminar on Contents and Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University, and director of the Research Institute for New Americans "Susan Baker has written a noteworthy volume. To her extensive personal experience she brings an academic perspective that is thorough and well thought out. Much has been written about the Puerto Rican Diaspora focusing on New York City. Baker contributes to our understanding by tackling internal migration and terms of incorporation that vary from place to place. She makes a further contribution by comparing this population to other Latinos, exploring the role of segregation (including a cogent discussion of the dissimilarity index), and the impact of the larger U.S. economic structure." - Alvaro L. Nieves, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Wheaton College (Ill.) "This illuminating examination of poverty within the Puerto Rican population in mainland U.S.A. provides a readable resource with many applications. Baker carefully employs a methodology to examine Puerto Ricans that acknowledges the regional, class, gender, and generational diversity that exists within this group, as well as emphasizing the necessity of studying all Latino groups individually and within their own particular contexts. This work is significant not only for scholars in Puerto Rican studies but also for anyone seeking a better understanding of the distinct Latino populations within the United States." - Edwin David Aponte, Assistant Professor of Christianity and Culture, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University "It offers important information about the current socioeconomic situation of Puerto Rican populations in the mainland. In general, the book is well organized and clearly written...this book makes a significant contribution to the existing scholarly literature about Puerto Ricans, and it provides a solid empirical analysis of statistical and empirical data. Centro Journal