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A new deal for the tropics : Puerto Rico during the Depression era, 1932-1935

Author: Manuel R Rodriguez; Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration.
Publisher: Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. Puerto Rico entered the twentieth century in every respect, including its economy, culture, and infrastructure. This transformation was neither easy nor without resistance"--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel R Rodriguez; Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration.
ISBN: 9781558765177 1558765174 9781558765184 1558765182
OCLC Number: 657270828
Description: viii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bringing the promise of modernity : a new deal for Puerto Rico, 1932-1935 --
From emergency relief to development : the emergence of the Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration --
The heralds of modernity : the role of Puerto Rican professionals in the Puerto Rican Relief Administration --
The deployment of development : the implementation of the Prera Programs and their impact upon Puerto Rican society --
The limits of the PRERA as a development project and the rise of a new government rationale.
Responsibility: Manuel R. Rodriguez.

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