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Meet the Author: Edgardo Meléndez
Patria: Puerto Rican Revolutionary Exiles in Late Nineteenth Century New York
Patria examines the activities and ideals of Puerto Rican revolutionaries’ exiles in New York City at the end of the nineteenth century. The study is centered in the writings, news reports, and announcements by and about Puerto Ricans in the newspaper Patria, of the Cuban Revolutionary Party. The book looks at the political, organizational and ideological ties between Cuban and Puerto Rican revolutionaries in exile, as well as the events surrounding the war of 1898. The analysis also offers a glimpse into the daily life and community of Puerto Rican exiles in late nineteenth century New York City.
Author: Edgardo Meléndez, Hunter College
Commentator/Interviewer: Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Brooklyn College
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