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Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook

Edited by Claudio Iván Remeseira; Foreword by Andrew Delbanco

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Paper, 576 pages, 1 map, 7 tables
ISBN: 978-0-231-14819-1
$29.95 / £20.95

June, 2010
Cloth, 576 pages, 1 map, 7 tables
ISBN: 978-0-231-14818-4
$95.00 / £65.50

Foreword, by Andrew Delbanco

Note on the Selections


Introduction: New York City and the Emergence of a New Hemispheric Identity, by Claudio Iván Remeseira

1. People and Communities

Historical Perspectives

The Evolution of the Latino Community in New York: Nineteenth Century to Late Twentieth Century, by Gabriel Haslip-Viera

A Vindication of Cuba

Our America, by José Martí

Memoirs of Bernardo Vega: A Contribution to the History of the Puerto Rican Community in New York (excerpts), by Bernardo Vega

Halfway to Dick and Jane: A Puerto Rican Pilgrimage, by Jack Agüeros

New York: Teetering on the Heights, by Roberto Suro

The Hispanic Impact Upon the United States, by Theodore S. Beardsley Jr.

In Search of Latinas in U.S. History, 1540–1970s, by Virginia Sánchez Korrol

The Spanish Element in Our Nationality, by Walt Whitman

Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

Racial Themes in the Literature: Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos, by Clara E. Rodríguez

The Emergence of Latino Panethnicity, by Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta

Creole Religions of the Caribbean, by Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

2. Cultural Hybridizations

Language and Literature: A Bilingual Tradition

New York City: Center and Transit Point of Hispanic Cultural Nomadism, by Dionisio Cañas

Puerto Rican Voices in English, by Carmen Dolores Hernández

Spanish in New York, by Ana Celia Zentella

Spanish in New York: A Moving Landscape, by Antonio Muñoz-Molina

Music and Art: Latino, Latin American, American

New York’s Latin Music Landmarks, by Frank M. Figueroa

The Story of Nuyorican Salsa, by Ed Morales

Mariachi Reverie, by Paul Berman

The Art of Babel in the Americas, by Luis Pérez-Oramas

The Life and Passion of Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Frances Negrón-Muntaner

A Splendid Outsider: Archer Milton Huntington and the Hispanic Heritage in the United States, by Claudio Iván Remeseira

Carlos Gardel in New York: The Birth of a Hispanic American Myth, by Claudio Iván Remeseira

Further Reading


Index of Names

Index of Subjects

Related Subjects

About the Author

Claudio Iván Remeseira is an award-winning journalist, writer, and cultural critic. He is founder and director of the Hispanic New York Project, hosted by Columbia University's American Studies Program, where he teaches a seminar on New York's Latino, Latin American, and Iberian cultural heritage.

Andrew Delbanco is professor and director of American studies at Columbia University.

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