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By Sonia Song-Ha Lee

within the first book-length heritage of Puerto Rican civil rights in long island urban, Sonia Lee strains the increase and fall of an uneasy coalition among Puerto Rican and African American activists from the Fifties during the Nineteen Seventies. past paintings has tended to work out blacks and Latinos as both clearly unified as "people of colour" or irreconcilably at odds as competing minorities. Lee demonstrates as an alternative that Puerto Ricans and African americans in manhattan urban formed the advanced and transferring meanings of "Puerto Rican-ness" and "blackness" via political activism. African American and Puerto Rican New Yorkers got here to determine themselves as minorities joined within the civil rights fight, the struggle on Poverty, and the Black energy movement--until white backlash and inner type divisions helped holiday the coalition, remaking "Hispanicity" as an ethnic id that used to be jointly particular from "blackness."

Drawing on vast archival study and oral heritage interviews, Lee vividly portrays this important bankruptcy in postwar long island, revealing the permeability of obstacles among African American and Puerto Rican communities.

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