Portuguese Heritage Publications of California will make available, free of charge, the book “America” to any organization or individual preparing Portuguese speaking immigrants for their citizenship test.
This hard cover book, in the Portuguese language, not only contains the history of the United States but also a complete translation of many of its most important documents. In addition, it includes a sample of the citizenship test.
“America” is a valuable tool for anyone wishing to acquire her/his American citizenship. PHPC is happy to make the book available to organizations or individuals preparing others for citizenship. To request a book for your organization, please leave a comment on this blog with the organization’s name and shipping address.
There are many reasons potential authors want to publish their own books, Mr. Weiss said. They have an idea or manuscript they have passed around to various agents and publishers with no luck; they may just want to print a few copies of, say, a memoir for family members; they want to use it in their business as a type of calling card; or they actually want to sell a lot of books and make their living as writers.
For print books, the royalty can run as little as $1 to $3 a book, although you can get much more if you sell from your own Web site or if you publish it as an e-book.
The Power of the Spirit book project continues to progress steadily towards publication.
In a chapter to be titled “Pastores do Espirito” in the upcoming book, a history of all the Portuguese churches in California, Ferreira Moreno, a well known columnist and history investigator, is leading the research on the biographies of the many Portuguese priests who served the community in California since the late 1800s.
Ferreira Moreno will bring to light the biographies of these outstanding men, most of them born in the Azores, who left their homeland to come and serve the spiritual needs of the Portuguese speaking communities in California, including the construction of many of our churches.
If you have, or know someone who has any documentation, specially photos, of the many Portuguese priests serving in California before WWII, please contact us at: email@example.com , or leave a post on this blog. Help us pay the proper homage to these courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives at the service of our community.
We received input from several individuals who appreciated the “one-stop-shop” for researching significant historical events of the Portuguese Community in California.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. David Bertao, author of the book “Portuguese Shore Whalers of California, 1854-1904” who submitted several entries to correct and enhance the current version of this important Chronology tool.
One of the new features of our website is a new page under the tab Chronology, where you will find a chronological itemized list of major historic events associated with the Portuguese community of California. The current chronology is not an exhaustive and comprehensive listing of these events, therefore we would like to engage your assistance in order to make this page more complete.