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Sponsored Migration places Puerto Rico’s migration policy in its historical context, examining the central role the Puerto Rican government played in encouraging and organizing migration during the postwar period. Meléndez sheds an important new light on the many ways in which the government intervened in the movement of its people: attempting to provide labor to U.S. agriculture, incorporating migrants into places like New York City, seeking to expand the island’s air transportation infrastructure, and even promoting migration in the public school system. One of the first scholars to explore this topic in depth, Meléndez illuminates how migration influenced U.S. and Puerto Rican relations from 1898 onward.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Migration in the Periphery of Empire
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1 Puerto Rican Migration and the Colonial State
  2. pp. 25-48
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  1. 2 “Neither Encouraging nor Discouraging”: The Making of Puerto Rico’s Migration Policy
  2. pp. 49-71
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  1. 3 Puerto Ricans as Domestic Workers and the Farm Placement Program
  2. pp. 72-92
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  1. 4 There Ain’t No Buses from San Juan to the Bronx: Postwar Migration and Air Transportation
  2. pp. 93-121
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  1. 5 “Every Puerto Rican a Potential Migrant”: Migrant Education and the English Language Issue
  2. pp. 122-158
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  1. 6 The Beets of Wrath: Migration Policy and Migrant Discontent in Michigan, 1950
  2. pp. 159-185
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  1. 7 Puerto Ricans as Migratory Labor, the State as a Labor Contractor
  2. pp. 186-214
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 215-242
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 243-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814213414
MARC Record
OCLC
1111383795
Pages
292
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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