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Balikbayang Mahal: Passages from Exile

E. San Juan, Jr. Balikbayang Mahal: Passages from Exile (Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2007). A book of translations, Balikbayang Mahal or Beloved Returnee is about making history in unexpected places. As dusk descends, for instance, on the Italian town of Punta … Continue reading

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How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads

Daniel Cassidy, How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads (Petrolia, California: CounterPunch, 2007). Daniel Cassidy’s How the Irish Invented Slang is a specialist work of linguistic scholarship, but it cuts across many academic disciplines. This explains … Continue reading

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Review

E. San Juan, Jr. Balikbayang Mahal: Passages from Exile (Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2007). A book of translations, Balikbayang Mahal or Beloved Returnee is about making history in unexpected places. As dusk descends, for instance, on the Italian town of Punta … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Blackness: Anti-Haitianism in the Dominican Republic

Not long after arriving in the Dominican Republic, Gérard married a Haitian woman whom he had known in Port-au-Prince. They rented an apartment in the capital, and soon afterward his wife gave birth to a son. Since Dominican authorities did … Continue reading

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Review

Daniel Cassidy, How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads (Petrolia, California: CounterPunch, 2007). Daniel Cassidy’s How the Irish Invented Slang is a specialist work of linguistic scholarship, but it cuts across many academic disciplines. This explains … Continue reading

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Preface

Today, more human beings are migrating from countryside to city, from city to city, and from country to country than at any time in human history. Controversy swirls about the impact of immigrants on everything from labor markets and wages, … Continue reading

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Angel Island Immigration Station Poetry*

These poems of loss, anger, hope, and memory were written by Chinese immigrants. In the classical style (four lines, seven characters per line), mostly, they are carved into the wooden walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Grassroots Mobilization Against US Military Intervention in El Salvador

Probably the largest and most sustained anti-war movement in the US since the Vietnam War was the grassroots mobilization that has come to be known as the Central American Peace and Solidarity Movement (CAPSM).1 It arose in the 1980s in … Continue reading

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West Fourth Street

The sycamores are leafing out on west fourth street and I am weirdly old yet their pale iridescence pleases me as I emerge from the subway into traffic and trash and patchouli gusts—now that I can read between the lines … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Marcella Bencivenni is an Assistant Professor of History at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, and a member of S&D editorial board. She has written several articles and book reviews on issues related to Italian American … Continue reading

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