Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World / Edition 1

Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World / Edition 1

by Jose Trias Monge, Jose Trias Monge
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300076185

ISBN-13: 9780300076189

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

The island of Puerto Rico has a severely distressed economy, is one of the most densely populated places on earth, and enjoys only limited political freedom.. In this book a distinguished Puerto Rican legal scholar and former government official discusses the island's century-old relationship with the United States and argues that the process of decolonization

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The island of Puerto Rico has a severely distressed economy, is one of the most densely populated places on earth, and enjoys only limited political freedom.. In this book a distinguished Puerto Rican legal scholar and former government official discusses the island's century-old relationship with the United States and argues that the process of decolonization should begin immediately.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076189
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology vii(5)
About the Author xii
Introduction 1(4)
1 Puerto Rico Under Spanish Rule
5(16)
2 The Annexation
21(9)
3 Military Government
30(6)
4 The Shaping of a Colonial Policy
36(16)
5 Life Under the Foraker Act
52(15)
6 The Jones Act
67(10)
7 The Jones Blues
77(11)
8 The Troubled Thirties
88(11)
9 The Elective Governor Act
99(8)
10 The Establishment of the Commonwealth
107(12)
11 The Big Sleep
119(17)
12 Puerto Rico and the United Nations from 1960 to the Present
136(5)
13 Decolonization in the Caribbean and in Micronesia
141(19)
14 Clearing the Way for a Second Look
160(17)
15 Possible Paths to Decolonization
177(20)
Notes 197(18)
Glossary 215(2)
Selected Bibliography 217(6)
Index 223

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