madeline ruggiero commented on About 2019-09-06 09:29:06 -0400I am a faculty/librarian at Queensborough Community college and I am researching embroidery and needlework among Puerto Rican immigrants from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. Needlework figures prominently in the cultural production and memory of many migrants who came to the United States from Puerto Rico. I am looking for sources books/ oral histories that better inform me on this topic. I would like to compare the diaspora of the Puerto Rican needleworker to that of the Italian.
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