MAKING HISTORY - CREATING A LANDSCAPE: The Portuguese American Community of Southeastern New England

Praise for the book:

A masterful portrait of Portuguese Americans and the places they call home. Never before has someone pulled together such a variety of information on the Portuguese and their place in American culture. Donald Zeigler, Professor of Geography, Old Dominion University

The best volume on the history and cultural geography of the region’s Portuguese communities that I have read. Joseph Conforti, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Maine

An up-to-date and accurate description of Portuguese communities, not only in New England, but throughout the United States. Tobias Paulo, former Regional Director of the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program.

This book represents an excellent study of the Portuguese American community of Southeastern New England: A rich and well-organized manuscript. Carlos Teixeira, Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia

This book details the evolution of these bicultural Portuguese Americans who have tenaciously remained in the New England towns they settled, despite high unemployment and poverty.  It is a testament to the resiliency of these families. Richard Greenlee, Professor of Social Work, Ohio University