This volume forms part of the Latino Communities, Emerging Voices Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues series. This study explores the diverse struggles of incorporation pursued by immigrants from the Dominican Republic to one city in the United States- New York City. The Dominican Republic, the second largest country of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, was the nation that sent the most immigrants to New York City during the 1980s and 1990s. This study chronicles the lives of Dominicans in New York City: their difficulties, their courage, and their boldness to incorporate themselves into American politics.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 3|14 pages

Dominicans at the Margins

chapter 4|17 pages

Neighborhood Change and Ethnic Solidarity

chapter 6|13 pages

Dominicans' Politics of Community Control

chapter 7|8 pages

The Added Burden for Dominican Women

chapter 9|9 pages

Dominicans in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

chapter 10|3 pages