Teodore Moscoso And Puerto Rico's Operation Bootstrap

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"Fascinating.... (Maldonado's) extensive interviews of Moscoso are unique and help make this a highly original work.... He deserves this amount of attention as the man who, next to Luis Munoz, was the dominant figure in the Puerto Rico renaissance of the 1950s". -- Thomas L. Hughes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

"Long overdue and of superb quality, this book examines the contribution of Moscoso (the architect of Operation Bootstrap) to the politics and economics of Puerto Rico. Describes the man, the times, and the place

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Overview

"Fascinating.... (Maldonado's) extensive interviews of Moscoso are unique and help make this a highly original work.... He deserves this amount of attention as the man who, next to Luis Munoz, was the dominant figure in the Puerto Rico renaissance of the 1950s". -- Thomas L. Hughes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

"Long overdue and of superb quality, this book examines the contribution of Moscoso (the architect of Operation Bootstrap) to the politics and economics of Puerto Rico. Describes the man, the times, and the place with illuminating stories. Valuable discussion of US-Puerto Rican relations, US-Latin American affairs, and the impact of industrialization on the society. Rich in detail"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813015019
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1 Moscoso's Conversion 3
2 Rexford Tugwell's Call 12
3 The Idea of Fomento 25
4 Industrialize Puerto Rico? 32
5 Despite the Odds 37
6 Munoz's Conversion 46
7 From Public to Private Ownership 61
8 From Operation Bootstrap to Operation Serenity 69
9 Industrial Promotion and Economic Research 81
10 How to Change an Abysmal Image 103
11 Tourism: The Fighting Word 119
12 The Price and Wages of Success 137
13 Migration: To New York and Brazil 144
14 Winds of Change 155
15 Moscoso in Venezuela 163
16 The Alliance for Progress 173
17 A Superport and a Confession 189
18 From 931 to 936 203
19 Bootstrap under Siege 214
20 Summing Up 222
Epilogue 230
Notes 232
Bibliography 239
Index 247
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