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Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Cesar J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe


Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, this book connects the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past. It explores Puerto Ricans in the diaspora as well as the island residents, who experience an unusual and daily conundrum: they consider themselves a distinct people but are part of the American political system; they have U.S. citizenship but are not represented in the U.S. Congress; and they live on land that is neither independent nor part of the United States. Highlighting both well-known and forgotten f ... More

Keywords: diaspora, Puerto Rico, labor struggles, political economy, world economies, colonial legacy, free-market capitalism, social activism, citizenship, U.S. Congress

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831137
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895535_ayala


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cesar J. Ayala, author

Rafael Bernabe, author

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