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Author Meléndez, Edgardo, author.

Title Sponsored migration : the state and Puerto Rican postwar migration to the United States / Edgardo Meléndez.

Publication Info. Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Global Latin/o Americas
Global Latin/o Americas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index.
Contents Puerto Rican migration and the colonial state -- "Neither encouraging nor discouraging": the making of Puerto Rico's migration policy -- Puerto Ricans as domestic workers and the Farm Placement Program -- There ain't no buses from San Juan to the Bronx: postwar migration and air transportation -- "Every Puerto Rican a potential migrant": migrant education and the English language issue -- The beets of wrath: migration policy and migrant discontent in Michigan, 1950 -- Puerto Ricans as migratory labor, the state as a labor contractor.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 1, 2017).
Summary 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. Melendez 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, Melendez illuminates how migration influenced U.S. and Puerto Rican relations from 1898 onward.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Migrations.
Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Politics and government.
Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Migrant labor -- United States.
Puerto Rico -- Colonial influence.
Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- 1898-1952.
Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- 1952-1998.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
Colonial influence. (OCoLC)fst01352432
Migrant labor. (OCoLC)fst01020711
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Puerto Ricans -- Migrations. (OCoLC)fst01083734
Puerto Ricans -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01083738
Puerto Ricans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01083744
Puerto Rico. (OCoLC)fst01205432
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1898-1998
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Meléndez, Edgardo. Sponsored migration. Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017] (DLC) 2017009221
ISBN 9780814275122 (electronic bk.)
0814275125 (electronic bk.)
9780814275108 (electronic bk.)
0814275109 (electronic bk.)
9780814213414 (electronic bk.)
0814213413 (electronic bk.)

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