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Our landless patria : marginal citizenship and race in Caguas, Puerto Rico, 1880-1910

Author: Rosa E Carrasquillo
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Our Landless Patria examines issues of race and citizenship in Puerto Rico, tracing how the process of land privatization accelerated a series of struggles for natural resources between the poorest sectors of society and the landed elite. The laws of privatization favored the landed elite and barred former slaves and their descendants from obtaining a formal title to a piece of land. In response, people of color
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosa E Carrasquillo
ISBN: 0803215371 9780803215375
OCLC Number: 61204347
Description: xxiv, 202 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mapping Caguas, mapping the country: the political and economic bases of citizenship --
From crown to citizen: local politics and centralization --
In the face of inequality: land privatization and racial hierarchies --
Stepping toward liberation: defense of mobility rights and race --
Marginal but not equal: gender and citizenship.
Responsibility: Rosa E. Carrasquillo.
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