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Table of Contents of Puerto Rican Arrival in New York: Narratives of the Migration, 1920–1950


Bernardo Vega
From “Memoirs of Bernardo Vega”
– From His Hometown Cayey to San Juan, and How Bernardo Arrived in New York Without His Watch
– The Trials and Tribulations of an Emigrant in the Iron Tower of Babel on the Eve of World War I

Juan B. Huyke
From “Words of Encouragement”
– Those Who Leave
– In New York

Jesus Colón
From “A Puerto Rican in New York”
– Stowaway
– Easy Job, Good Wages
– The Lady Who Lived Near the Statue of a Man on a Horse

Guillermo Cotto-Thorner
From “Tropic in Manhattan”
– Chapter 1 [Two Arrivals]
– Chapter 2 [First Lessons]
– Final Chapter [Memories and Plans]