Laura Briggs' Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico In Reproducing Empire, Laura Briggs provides her readers with a very thorough history of the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rican discourses and its authors surrounding Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, from Puerto Rico's formation in the mainland elite's "mind" as a model U.S. (not) colony in 1898* to its present status as semi-autonomous U.S. territory. Briggs opens her book by discussing the origins of globalization
The Status of Puerto Rico The issue of Puerto Rico’s political status has been the most controversial ongoing debate since the U.S. invasion of 1898. But first the condition of Puerto Rico at the time of the invasion must be studied in order to understand the conflicting political ideals that would divide the nation in the immediate years. In Jose Luis González’s, Puerto Rico: The Four Storeyed Country, Puerto Rico is described as having four main layers metaphorically referred to as stories.
This history book explore the political, economic, social and cultural facets of Puerto Rico since 1898, when the United States invaded the island. The intended audience of this book are both students and readers in general that are interested in learning about the history of Puerto Rico and how U.S. invasion impacted the island. This book is written in a clear, concise and coherent matter. The book is composed of fifteen chapters and its contents is divide in to two periods, before and after
subsequent occupation of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines as a bequest, an opportunity to enjoy previously unknown individual liberties, political self-determination and potential economic prosperity. Other historians have characterized the actions of the United States as nothing short of exploitative imperialism, designed to subjugate those who it considered inferior to a state of political and economic servitude. What is clear is that, in Cuba and Puerto Rico, many viewed the American involvement
different factions causing dispute. These efforts were made to encourage division between essential leaders especially between Newton and Cleaver. The FBI’s goal to have different factions fight against themselves worked well. In January of 1969, for example, unidentified gunmen murdered two Los Angeles Panther leaders at UCLA. The ... ... middle of paper ... ...at a seizure of state power was imminent or that a revolutionary struggle is like a quick paced TV program. That is, it comes on at 9 p.m