The Portuguese in the Americas Series aims to contribute to the growing field of Portuguese-American Studies. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.
Home Is an Island
University of Massachusetts Press
In Pursuit of Their Dreams
A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States
Jerry R. Williams

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2007 . 216 pp. 21 illus. 6 figs. 11 maps. 6 x 9"
Anthropology / Immigration / Azores

$22.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-19-1

Table of Contents of In Pursuit of Their Dreams

  • Preface: New Directions and Future Possibilities: Understanding the Portuguese Immigrant Story
    Andrea Klimt
  • Introduction: Pursuing the American Dream
  • Emigration: A Response to Adversity and Opportunity
  • The New England Habit
  • Life in the West
  • The New Immigrants
  • The Azorean Dilemma: Too Little for Too Many
  • Ethnic Survival: The Maintenance of Cultural Values
  • Bibliography
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