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Reproducing empire : race, sex, science, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico

Author: Laura Briggs
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Series: American crossroads, 11.
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Briggs, Laura, 1964-
Reproducing empire.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002001851
(OCoLC)48966572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Briggs
ISBN: 9780520936317 0520936310 058546779X 9780585467795
OCLC Number: 52999058
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction. Colonialism: Familiar Territory 1. Sexuality, Medicine, and Imperialism: The International Traffic in Prostitution Policy 2. Sex and Citizenship: The Politics of Prostitution in Puerto Rico, 1898 1918 3. Debating Reproduction: Birth Control, Eugenics, and Overpopulation in Puerto Rico, 1920 1940 4. Demon Mothers in the Social Laboratory: Development, Overpopulation, and "the Pill," 1940 1960 5. The Politics of Sterilization, 1937 1974 6. "I like to be in America": Postwar Puerto Rican Migration, the Culture of Poverty, and the Moynihan Report Epilogue. Ghosts, Cyborgs, and Why Puerto Rico Is the Most Important Place in the World Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: American crossroads, 11.
Responsibility: Laura Briggs.

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Shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. This work suggests that  Read more...

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