News on the American Dream

News on the American Dream

A History of the Portuguese Press in the United States

Portuguese in the Americas Series

by Alberto Pena Rodriguez

Translated by Serena Rivera

Published by: Tagus Press

400 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 111 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9781933227894
  • Published: April 2020



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News on the American Dream traces the development of the Portuguese­-American press from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present, taking readers from the East Coast to Hawaii, with strategic stops in places with large Portuguese communities, including New Bedford, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; and Newark, New Jersey. Alberto Pena Rodríguez's nuanced analysis of the political, economic, social, and cultural roles played by these publications proves how important they were for the Portuguese­American community and the history of the ethnic press in the United States. Fascinating narratives about the founders, editors, and owners of these publications—and their challenges, squabbles, and successes—round out this engaging study.