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SW 3200: Cultural Diversity: Puerto Rican Americans

Start here to find info about Puerto Rican Americans

Start by finding general background information about Puerto Rican Americans in Encyclopedias.

1.  Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America 2014

Puerto Rican Americans

This Encyclopedia is a GREAT source of information on all aspects of Puerto Rican American culture, history, religion, family, etc.

2.  Atoz the world 

This database has excellent info on Puerto Rico, including culture, politics, family, religion, customs, etc.

3.  Multicultural America - Ronald H. Bayor (Editor)  63 pages of good information about Mexican Americans

Call Number: Reference - Walker Library - 1st Floor  305.800973 M91b
ISBN: 9780313357862
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
Great resource.  For differenct ethnic groups gives background, chronology, immigration patterns, cultural assimilation, demographic profile, family life, etc.

Additional reference works


Cover Art

Religion and American Cultures - Luis León (Editor); Gary Laderman (Editor)Edit/Delete

Call Number: Call No. 200.973 R27la Reference - Walker Library 1st Floor

ISBN: 157607238X

Publication Date: 2003-08-26

"Religion and American Cultures" offers a unique and engrossing journey across our country's religious landscape, past and present. A new spirit of religious diversity and multiculturalism stands alongside traditional institutions in this exhaustive three-volume set.

Migration/immigration patterns


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Putting it all together

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FINISH by Citing your sources of information

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