Puerto Rican Diaspora

Author: Carmen Whalen
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592134144
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 428

Histories of the Puerto Rican experience.

Puerto Rico

Author: Erinn Banting
Editor: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778793342
Size: 19,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 219

Introduces the history, religions, holidays and festivals, arts, sports, languages, and literature of Puerto Rico.

Panorama Hist Rico Forestal De Puerto Rico

Author: Carlos Dominguez Cristobal
Editor: La Editorial, UPR
ISBN: 9780847702978
Size: 15,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 246

An investigation into government forestry policies in Puerto Rico and how these have impacted on the condition of the country's forests.

Economic History Of Puerto Rico

Author: James L. Dietz
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691022482
Size: 12,34 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 766

This is a comprehensive and detailed account of the economic history of Puerto Rico from the period of Spanish colonial domination to the present. Interweaving findings of the "new" Puerto Rican historiography with those of earlier historical studies, and using the most recent theoretical concepts to interpret them, James Dietz examines the complex manner in which productive and class relations within Puerto Rico have interacted with changes in its place in the world economy. Besides including aggregate data on Puerto Rico's economy, the author offers valuable information on workers' living conditions and women workers, plus new interpretations of development since Operation Bootstrap. His evaluation of the island's export-oriented economy has implications for many other developing countries.

Puerto Rico

Author: José Trías Monge
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300076189
Size: 13,81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 765

Former Attorney General and former Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, Jose Trias Monge describes his island as one of the most densely populated places on earth, with a severely distressed economy and limited political freedom--still considered a colony of the U.S. Monge claims the island has become too dependent on U.S. money and argues for decolonization and movement toward more independence. 28 illustrations.

Puerto Rico

Author: Nancy Morris
Editor: Praeger/Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275954529
Size: 19,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 454

"Explores how local political elites have shaped Puerto Rican identity during almost a century of US involvement. Traces Island's political trajectory in its relations with US (pt. 1), and reproduces verbatim interviews with selected political leaders toidentify elements that contribute to Puerto Ricans' sense of nationhood (pt. 2). Concludes that, despite pervasiveness of US cultural norms and the pressure to assimilate, Puerto Rican identity remains resilient to this day (pt. 3)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Puerto Ricans In The United States

Author: María Pérez y González
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297489
Size: 16,18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 252

Examines the immigration and adaptation process of Puerto Ricans in the United States since the early 1900s, detailing the American encounter and its impact, stateside Puerto Ricans' socioeconomic status, struggles with poverty and crime, and racial and ethnic relations.

From Puerto Rico To Philadelphia

Author: Carmen Teresa Whalen
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566398367
Size: 20,67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 379

"We were poor but we had everything we needed," reminisces Do?a Epifania. Nonetheless, when a man she knew told her about a job in Philadelphia, she grasped the opportunity to leave Coamas. "He went to Puerto Rico and told me there were beans to cook. I came here and cooked for fourteen workers." In San Lorenzo, Do?a Carmen and her husband made the same decision: "We didn't want to, nobody wanted to leave. . . . There wasn't any alternative." Don Florencio recalls that in Salinas work had gotten scarce, "especially for the youth, the young men. . . . The farmworker that was used to cutting cane, already the sugar cane was disappearing," and government licensing regulations made fishing "more difficult for the poor."Puerto Rican migration to the mainland following World War II took place for a range of reasons-globalization of the economy, the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, state policies, changes in regional and local economies, social networks, and, not least, the decisions made by individual immigrants. In this wide-ranging book, Carmen Whalen weaves them all into a tapestry of Puerto Rican immigration to Philadelphia.Like African Americans and Mexicans, Puerto Ricans were recruited for low-wage jobs, only to confront racial discrimination as well as economic restructuring. As Whalen shows, they were part of that wave of newcomers who come from areas in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia characterized by a heavy U.S. military and economic presence, especially export processing zones, looking for a new life in depressed urban environments already populated by earlier labor migrants. But Puerto Rican immigration was also unique, especially in its regional and gender dimensions. Many migrants came as part of contract labor programs shaped by competing agendas.By the 1990s, economic conditions, government policies, and racial ideologies had transformed Puerto Rican labor migrants into what has been called "the other underclass." Professor Whalen analyzes this continuation of "culture of poverty" interpretations and contrasts it with the efforts of Philadelphia Puerto Ricans to recreate their communities and deal with the impact of economic restructuring and residential segregation in the City of Brotherly Love. Author note: Carmen Teresa Whalen is Assistant Professor of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University.

Bats Of Puerto Rico

Author: Michael R. Gannon
Editor: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896725515
Size: 11,24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 850

"An interesting and enjoyable read. . . . Rich detail presented in well-written, logical fashion about the bat fauna of this interesting island." —Acta Chiropterologica The Caribbean islands are home to some of the most unusual species of bats. A number of them are endemic, living in no other region of the world. On Puerto Rico alone, thirteen different species have been found. Bats are the only naturally occurring mammals there; all others were introduced after settlement of the island, first by the Taíno Indians and later by the Spanish. Puerto Rico is important for study because of its human history, tropical climate, size, relief, and isolation from the mainland. It is a useful model for understanding how historical, geographic, and environmental factors interact in a controlled environment to affect the diversity and complexity of its resident species. This volume is the first complete compilation of the distribution, natural history, taxonomy, and ecology of the bats of Puerto Rico. The coauthors, all experienced researchers, introduce the book with a discussion of Puerto Rican ecosystems and an overview of facts and misconceptions about bats in general. The main text provides detailed descriptions of each of the thirteen Puerto Rican species, as well as illustrations of their faces and skulls. The book concludes with keys to the characters of these bats and a complete glossary. Maps show the distribution of each species on the island. Bats of Puerto Rico is designed to be an easily used source of information for the general public as well as a complete descriptive record for ecologists, mammalogists, and wildlife biologists.

Puerto Ricans

Author: Clara E. Rodriguez
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780044970415
Size: 11,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 254