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The Resource Puerto Rico : what everyone needs to know, Jorge Duany

Puerto Rico : what everyone needs to know, Jorge Duany

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Puerto Rico : what everyone needs to know
Title
Puerto Rico
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Jorge Duany
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Language
eng
Summary
"Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history. Puerto Rico : What Everyone Needs to Know provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to 'Americanize' the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico--the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century. Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved isla del encanto"--
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Duany, Jorge
Dewey number
972.95
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1971
LC item number
.D83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Puerto Ricans
  • TRAVEL / Caribbean & West Indies
  • Colonization
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Puerto Rico
  • International relations
  • Politics and government
  • Puerto Ricans
  • United States
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Puerto Rico : what everyone needs to know, Jorge Duany
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Puerto Rico before 1898 -- Part II: Puerto Rico under US Rule, 1898-1952 -- Part III: Puerto Rico as a US Commonwealth since 1952: politics and the economy -- Part IV: Puerto Rico as a US Commonwealth since 1952: population and culture -- Part V: The Puerto Rican Diaspora to the United States: history, demography, and the economy -- Part VI: The Puerto Rican Diaspora to the United States: culture and politics
Control code
ocn960286711
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780190648695
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190648701
  • (OCoLC)960286711
Label
Puerto Rico : what everyone needs to know, Jorge Duany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Puerto Rico before 1898 -- Part II: Puerto Rico under US Rule, 1898-1952 -- Part III: Puerto Rico as a US Commonwealth since 1952: politics and the economy -- Part IV: Puerto Rico as a US Commonwealth since 1952: population and culture -- Part V: The Puerto Rican Diaspora to the United States: history, demography, and the economy -- Part VI: The Puerto Rican Diaspora to the United States: culture and politics
Control code
ocn960286711
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780190648695
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190648701
  • (OCoLC)960286711

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