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The Resource Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire, Sam Erman, University of Southern California

Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire, Sam Erman, University of Southern California

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Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire
Title
Almost citizens
Title remainder
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire
Statement of responsibility
Sam Erman, University of Southern California
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Almost Citizens lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. As America became an overseas empire, a handful of remarkable Puerto Ricans debated with US legislators, presidents, judges, and others over who was a citizen and what citizenship meant. This struggle caused a fundamental shift in constitution law: away from the post-Civil War regime of citizenship, rights, and statehood and toward doctrines that accommodated racist imperial governance. Erman's gripping account shows how, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, administrators, lawmakers, and presidents together with judges deployed creativity and ambiguity to transform constitutional meaning for a quarter of a century. The result is a history in which the United States and Latin America, Reconstruction and empire, and law and bureaucracy intertwine
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Erman, Sam
Dewey number
342.7308/3097295
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4720.P83
LC item number
E76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizenship
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
Label
Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire, Sam Erman, University of Southern California
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Nov 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. 1898: 'The constitutional lion in the path'; 2. The Constitution and the new US expansion: debating the status of the Islands; 3. 'We are naturally Americans': Federico Degetau and Santiago Iglesias pursue citizenship; 4. 'American aliens': Isabel Gonzalez, Domingo Collazo, Federico Degetau, and the Supreme Court, 1902-1905; 5. Reconstructing Puerto Rico, 1904-1909; 6. The Jones Act and the long path to collective naturalization; Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108233866
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108233866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire, Sam Erman, University of Southern California
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Nov 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. 1898: 'The constitutional lion in the path'; 2. The Constitution and the new US expansion: debating the status of the Islands; 3. 'We are naturally Americans': Federico Degetau and Santiago Iglesias pursue citizenship; 4. 'American aliens': Isabel Gonzalez, Domingo Collazo, Federico Degetau, and the Supreme Court, 1902-1905; 5. Reconstructing Puerto Rico, 1904-1909; 6. The Jones Act and the long path to collective naturalization; Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108233866
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108233866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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