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Dominican American History, Life & Values

(see also Dominican Republic & Dominican Republic since 1960)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Dominican American National Round Table

In the Library: Articles

Bello, Jose. “El concepto de Dominico Americano. ¿Como llamarlos-nos?” Estudios Sociales 23, 123 (2001).

Candelario, Ginetta.“On whiteness & other absurdities: preliminary thoughts on Dominican racial identity in the US," in R. Brea, R. Espinal & F. Valerio-Holguín (eds.) La Republica Dominicana en el umbral del Siglo XXI. Cultura, politica y cambio social (Santo Domingo: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, 1999).

Duany, Jorge. "Reconstructing racial identity: ethnicity, color & class among Dominicans in the US & Puerto Rico," Latin American Perspectives 25:3 (1998):147-172.

Franco, Franklin J. "La crisis del 29 y la génesis del trujillato," in P. González Casanova (ed.) América Latina en los años 30 (México: UNAM, 1977), pp. 52-74.

Grasmuck, Sherri & Patricia Passar. "First and second generation settlement of Dominicans in the US, l960-l990," in S. Pedraza & R. Rumbaut (eds.) Origins and Destinies: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in America (Belmont: Watsworth, l996), pp.280-292.

Guarnizo, Luis Eduardo. "Los Dominicanyorks: the making of a binational society," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 533 (1994): 70-86.

Hernandez, R. & S. Torres-Saillant, S. "Dominicans in New York: men, women & prospect," in D. Baver & G. H. Viera (eds.) Latinos in New York (Notre Dame, IN.: U. Notre Dame, 1996), pp. 30-56.

Itzigsohn, José & Carlos Dore-Cabral. “Competing identitities? Race, ethnicity & panethnicity among Dominicans in the US," Sociological Forum 15, 2 (2000).

__________; Carlos Dore Cabral, Esther Hernández Medina & Obed Vázquez. “Mapping Dominican transnationalism: narrow & broad transnational practices,” Ethnic & Racial Studies 22 (1999): 316-39.

Jordan, Howard. "Dominicans in New York: getting a slice of the apple," NACLA Report 30, 5 (1997):37-42.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Anon. Constructing the New York Area Hispanic Mosaic: A Demographic Portrait of Colombians & Dominicans in New York (Claremont CA: Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, 1997).

Aponte, Sarah. Dominican Migration to the United States, 1970-1997: An Annotated Bibliography (NY: CUNY , 1999).

Bailey, Benjamin H. Language, Race & Negotiation of Identity: A Study of Dominican Americans (NY: LFB Scholarly, 2002).

Budhos, Marina Tamar. Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (NY: Henry Holt, 1999).

Castro, Max J. & Thomas D. Boswell. The Dominican Diaspora Revisited: Dominicans & Dominican-Americans in a New Century (Coral Gables FL: Dante B. Fascell North-South Center, 2002).

Cocco de Filippis, Daisy (ed.) La literatura dominicana al final del siglo: diálogo entre la tierra natal y la diáspora (NY: CUNY, 1999).

__________ (ed. & trans.) Documents of Dissidence: Selected Writings by Dominican Women (NY: CUNY, 2000).

Duany, Jorge. Quisqueya on the Hudson: The Transnational Identity of Dominicans in Washington Heights (NY: CUNY, 1994).

__________ (ed.) Los dominicanos en Puerto Rico: migracion en la semi-periferia (Rio Piedras: Huracán, 1990).

Ferguson, James. Dominican Republic: Beyond the Lighthouse (London: Latin America Bureau, 1992).

Franco, Franklin J. Los negros, los mulatos y la Nación Dominicana (Santo Domingo, 1970).

Fischkin, Barbara. Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America (NY: Scribner, 1997).

Gallagher, Jim. Alex Rodríguez (Childs MD: Mitchell Latne, 2000).

Georges, Eugenia. Dominican Self-Help Association in Washington Heights: Integration of a New Immigrant Population in a Multiethnic Neighborhood (Austin: U. Texas, 1988).

__________. The Making of a Transnational Community: Migration, Development, & Cultural Change in the Dominican Republic (NY: Columbia U, 1990).

Gordon, Ginger. My Two Worlds (NY: Clarion, 1993).

Grasmuck, Sherri & Patricia Pessar. Between Two Islands: Dominican International Migration (Berkeley: U. California, l991).

Gray, Dulce María. High Literacy & Ethnic Identity: Dominican American Schooling in Transition (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

Hendricks, Glenn. The Dominican Diaspora: From the Dominican Republic to New York City: Villagers in Transaction (NY: Teacher's College, 1974).

Hernandez, R. & F. Rivera-Batiz, F. Dominican New Yorkers: A Socioeconomic Profile (NY: CUNY, 1997).

Jackall, Robert. Wild Cowboys: Urban Marauders & the Forces of Order (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1997).

Pessar, Patricia R. Confronting Essentialism in Writings on Working Class Women: Dominican Women in New York's Apparel Industry (?:?, 1993).

__________. A Visa for a Dream: Dominicans in the US (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1995).

Ricourt, Milagros. Dominicans in New York City: Power from the Margins (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Rodríguez de León, Francisco. El furioso merengue del Norte: una historia de la comunidad dominicana en los Estados Unidos (NY: Sitel, 1998).

Sirias, Silvio. Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2001).

Torres-Saillant, Silvio. & Ramona Hernández. The Dominican Americans (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1998).

In the Library: Fiction

Alvarez, Julia. How the García Girls Lost their Accents (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 1991).

__________. Yo! (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1997).

__________. Something to Declare (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1998).

__________. A Cafecito Story (White River Junction VT: Chelsea Green, 2001).

Benedict, Helen. Bad Angel (NY: Dutton, 1996).

Cocco de Filippis, D. & F. Gutiérrez (eds.) Stories From Washington Heights & Other Corners of the World: A Bilingual Selection of Short Stories Written by Dominicans in the US (NY: Latin American Writers Institute, 1994).

Cruz, Angie. Soledad (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Díaz, Junot. Drown (NY: Riverhead, 1996). Stories.

__________. "Homecoming, with turtle," New Yorker (6/14/04):90-95.

__________. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (NY: Riverhead, 2007).

Pérez, Loida Maritza. Geographies of Home (NY: Viking, 1999).

Rosario, Nelly. Song of the Water Saints (NY: Pantheon, 2002).

Smith, April. Be the One (NY: Knopf, 2000).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"My American Girls: A Dominican Story" [2000], dir. Aaron Matthews, 62m. From Filmakers Library. A year in the life of the immigrant Ortiz family of Brooklyn.

"Bachata: Music of the People" [2003], dir. Giovanni Savino, 60m. From Cinema Guild.

"Dreams Ensnared: Dominican Migration to New York" [1988], dir. Sonia Fritz, 54m. From Cinema Guild.

"Mad Hot Ballroom" [2005], dir. Marilyn Agrelo, 105m. In video stores. Wonderful documentary on kids & teachers in citywide competition in ballroom dancing for fifth graders.

"Manito" [2002], dir. Eric Eason, 78m.

"Raising Victor Vargas" [2003], dir. Peter Sollett, 88m. In video stores. New York family drama .

"Washington Heights" [2002], dir. Alfredo de Villa, 89m.

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