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Portuguese in the Americas Series

Managing Editor: Mario Pereira, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

This series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.


Almost Gone

Alternately gritty, suspenseful, and illuminating, Brian Sousa’s debut collection of interlocking stories depicts the Portuguese American experience from a new perspective
Sousa, Brian

Another City upon a Hill
A New England Memoir
A searching portrait of a city battered by the collapse of the textile industry woven into a spirited coming of age story
Conforti, Joseph A.

Azorean Identity in Brazil and the United States
Arguments about History, Culture, and Transnational Connections
An intriguing comparison of identity formation among Portuguese immigrants from the Azores Islands and their descendants in Brazil and the U.S.
Leal, João, and Wendy Graca, trans.

Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity
Portuguese-Americans along the Eastern Seaboard
Offers insight into the histories, cultures, and social dynamics of Portuguese and other Lusophone and Luso-African of the northeastern seaboard of the U.S.
Holton, Kimberly DaCosta and Andrea Klimt, eds.

The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales

Inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago, this collection transports readers from the natural to the supernatural
Kastin, Darrell

Da Gama, Cary Grant, and the Election of 1934

A comedic portrait of Portuguese American life during the Great Depression
Felix, Charles Reis and George Monteiro, prf.

Distant Music
Two Novels: The Gunnysack Castle and The Death of Mae Ramos
Silva, Julian

Happy People in Tears
A Novel
A tale of diaspora that addresses the loss of the familiar, family separation and alienation, the anxiety of displacement, and alterity in an increasingly complex and interdependent world
Melo, João de

The Holyoke

An elegy to a lost world one peopled with fisherman, laborers, wives and mothers, all adhering, to one degree or another, to an Old-World Catholic way of life.
Gaspar, Frank X.

Home Is an Island
A Novel
On an island in the Azores, a young Portuguese boy comes of age, discovering love and literature before he departs for America
Lewis, Alfred, and Devin Nunes, fwd.

In Pursuit of Their Dreams
A History of Azorean Immigration to the United States
Williams, Jerry R.

Land of Milk and Money
A Novel
A Portuguese immigrant family falls apart when the matriarch’s death leaves their dairy-farm legacy up for grabs
Barcellos, Anthony

Land, As Far As the Eye Can See
Portuguese in the Old West
An entertaining and innovative account of pioneering Portuguese men and women who settled the vast frontier of the American West
Warrin, Donald and Geoffrey L. Gomes

The Marriage of the Portuguese
Expanded Edition
Offering the dilemma of the hyphenated American, these poems speak from a place of beauty between two worlds, the old and the new
Pereira, Sam, and Frank X. Gaspar, fwd.

Move Over, Scopes
and Other Writings
Richly-textured narratives of Portuguese-American life, mixing culture politics with arch playfulness.
Silva, Julian

Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts

Barrow, Clyde W., ed.

Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature

Silva, Reinaldo

Return Flights

A turning point for Cape Verdean American culture, one in which a partially forgotten past becomes a starting point for possible futures
Davis, Jarita

Sixty Acres and a Barn
A Novel
A western, agrarian novel that conjures the world of the small dairy farms of California and the Portuguese immigrants who worked them
Lewis, Alfred, Frank F. Sousa, ed. and Donald Warrin, preface

So Ends This Day
The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765–1927
Fascinating history of the American whaling industry highlighting the role of its Portuguese participants.
Warrin, Donald

Through a Portagee Gate

An autobiography and biography that is a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author’s father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915.
Felix, Charles Reis

Tony
A New England Boyhood
A riveting autobiographical novel about Tony Alfama's boyhood adventures growing up in the industrial city of Gaw (New Bedford)
Felix, Charles Reis