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Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898

Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898

by César J. Ayala
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Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, Ayala and Bernabe connect the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past of residents of the island as well as the many Puerto Ricans in the diaspora. The authors discuss a wide range of topics, including literary and cultural debates and social and labor struggles that previous histories have neglected. Ayala and Bernabe argue that the inability of Puerto Rico to shake its colonial legacy reveals the limits of free-market capitalism.

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ISBN-13: 9781442961852
Publisher:, Limited
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents





1 1898—Background and Immediate Consequences

2 Reshaping Puerto Rico's Economy, 1898-1934

3 Political and Social Struggles in a New Colonial Context, 1900-1930

4 Americanization and Its Discontents, 1898-1920

5 Economic Depression and Political Crisis: The Turbulent Thirties

6 Cultural Debates in an Epoch of Crisis: National Interpretations in the Thirties

7 Turning Point in the Forties: Rise of the Partido Popular Democrático

8 Birth of the Estado Libre Asociado

9 Transformation and Relocation: Puerto Rico's Operation Bootstrap

10 Politics and Culture in the Epoch of PPD Hegemony

11 PPD Hegemony Undermined: From Mobilization to Recession, 1960-1975

12 Rethinking the Past, Betting on the Future: Cultural Debates from the Sixties to the Eighties

13 Economic Stagnation and Political Deadlock, 1976-1992

14 Politics and Social Conflict in the Epoch of Neoliberalism, 1992-2004

15 Neonationalism, Postmodernism, and Other Debates



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