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Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Robert C. McGreevey

Abstract

BorderlineCitizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. It examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial migrants seeking work and citizenship in the metropole and various groups—employers, colonial officials, courts and labor leaders—policing the borders of the U.S. polity. At a time when U.S. colonial officials sought to reduce citizenship through the definition of Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory, Puerto Ricans tested the limits of colonial law when they migrated to California, Arizona, New York, and ... More

Keywords: United States, Puerto Rico, empire, migration, law, labor, twentieth century, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501716140
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501716140.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. McGreevey, author
College of New Jersey