By Cesar J. Ayala, Rafael Bernabe
Supplying a finished review of Puerto Rico's background and evolution because the set up of U.S. rule, Cesar Ayala and Rafael Bernabe attach the island's monetary, political, cultural, and social prior. Puerto Rico within the American Century explores Puerto Ricans within the diaspora in addition to the island citizens, who event an strange and day-by-day conundrum: they give thought to themselves a different humans yet are a part of the yank political process; they've got U.S. citizenship yet usually are not represented within the U.S. Congress; they usually survive land that's neither self sufficient nor a part of the us. Highlighting either famous and forgotten figures from Puerto Rican background, Ayala and Bernabe speak about quite a lot of subject matters, together with literary and cultural debates and social and hard work struggles that past histories have missed. even though the island's political economic climate continues to be depending on the USA, the authors additionally speak about Puerto Rico's scenario in mild of global economies. Ayala and Bernabe argue that the lack of Puerto Rico to shake its colonial legacy finds the boundaries of free-market capitalism, a holiday from which might require a renewal of the lengthy culture of work and social activism in Puerto Rico in reference to related currents within the usa.
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Our presentation is organized in chronological order, according to the periodization outlined above. The first part, comprising chapters I through 8, covers the first phase of economic expansion and the Great Depression that followed it. The second part, which includes chapters 9 through 15, narrates the transformation that unfolded during the postwar economic expansion and the configuration that emerged during the subsequent period of slow growth and social crisis after the mid-igyos. S. rule.
Sugar production spread in large parts of the coastal area, while subsistence farmers scurried to the interior where they sought to reproduce their independent mode of production away from the encroaching plantation economy. Private property had been recognized in Puerto Rico in 1778, a measure that began the differentiation between titled private proprietors and the propertyless. Yet many among the latter retained actual access to unused land. The state responded with attempts to coerce them into wage labor.
Here we will center our attention on literary debates and developments, above all on those that have raised the issue of Puerto Rican identity, although other cultural phenomena, such as popular music, are also considered. Theater, painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as much literary production deserve a careful consideration that painfully exceeds the space at our disposal. Two aspects of Puerto Rican culture—religion and sports—have been largely left out. This is not a small subtraction, given the importance many Puerto Ricans have given to both.
Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898 by Cesar J. Ayala, Rafael Bernabe