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Mr. PARSONS. What were your living conditions in the island when you say your husband was making $50 per month?
Mrs. ARANA. Well, the salary he was making was spent for food and we had just two rooms and no furniture of any kind and the condition and everything was dreary and shabby and having been a high-school graduate I had better notions of living.  >>more...>>

Title:     Testimony of Antonia Arana, New York, NY
Author:    Arana, Antonia
Source:     U. S. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Interstate Migration of Destitute Citizens. Interstate Migration. Hearings… (Washington: GPO, 1940-41), p. 130.
Date:     July 29, 1940

Publisher:     Tolan Committee Hearings
Type:     Testimony

Listed Under:
Internal Migration
New York City
Puerto Ricans