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Kate Vieira

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697519

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697519.001.0001

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Literacy and Assimilation in an Age of Papers

Literacy and Assimilation in an Age of Papers

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(p.23) 1 Literacy and Assimilation in an Age of Papers
American by Paper

Kate Vieira

University of Minnesota Press

Complicating longstanding equations of literacy and assimilation, this chapter shows that Azoreans and Brazilians, for reasons linked to their unique migration and education histories, needed both literacy and papers to attain the social mobility they came to the U.S. to pursue.

Keywords:   Azorean, Brazilian, literacy, papers, social mobility, migration, assimilation

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