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This study traces the evolution of political status in Puerto Rico from 1936 to 1968, with special emphasis on the events that led to the creation of the Commonwealth in 1952. No other work published in English has dealt with the Puerto Rican status question in such detail.

The central problem in the status debate has been: how to strike a happy balance between Puerto Rico’s economic needs, which could be filled through uninterrupted association with the United States, and the cultural divergence between the mainland and the island. Bringing together new and significant information drawn from government records and personal papers of U.S. officials, this book will be of interest to all serious students of Puerto Rican affairs, as well as to U.S. and Puerto Rican government and political leaders.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Acknowledgements
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Kansas Open Books Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Introduction. Setting the Scene
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Politics in Puerto Rico and the Tydings Bill of 1936
  2. pp. 7-24
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  1. 2. The Organization and Triumph of the Partido Popular Democrático
  2. pp. 25-38
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  1. 3. Delayed New Deal under Murioz Marin and Governor Tugwell
  2. pp. 39-56
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  1. 4. An Attempt to End "Humiliating Suspense"
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. 5. Muñoz Marin's Shift from Independence to Autonomy, 1944-1946
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. 6. Self-Government "Little by Little"
  2. pp. 93-108
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  1. 7. "Polititiation Mutation"
  2. pp. 109-134
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  1. 8. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, July, 1952
  2. pp. 135-166
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  1. 9. The Commonwealth, 1952-1968
  2. pp. 167-186
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  1. 10. "Operation Bootstrap"
  2. pp. 187-206
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  1. 11. The Status Debate Continues
  2. pp. 207-216
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 217-232
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-266
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-282
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 283-290
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700630721
Related ISBN
9780700601264
MARC Record
OCLC
656292075
Pages
302
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-28
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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