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A New Deal for the Tropics

Puerto Rico During the Depression Era 1932-1935


ISBN: 9781558765177

Publication Date: Jan 2011

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. This transformation was neither easy nor without resistance. This title leads the reader through this upheaval with its ups and downs.
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In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. Puerto Rico entered the twentieth century in every respect, including its economy, culture, and infrastructure. This transformation was neither easy nor without resistance. The author leads the reader through this upheaval with all its ups and downs.
Date Published 30 Jan 2011
Publisher Markus Wiener Publishers
Subject/s Colonialism & imperialism  
MANUEL R. RODRIGUEZ is a professor of history at the University of Puerto Rico.

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