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We are left without a father here : masculinity, domesticity, and migration in postwar Puerto Rico

Author: Eileen Findlay
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A transnational history of working people's struggles and a gendered analysis of populism and colonialism in mid-twentieth-century Puerto Rico. At its core are the thousands of agricultural workers who, at the behest of the Puerto Rican government, migrated to Michigan in 1950 to work in the state's sugar beet fields.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Findlay, Eileen.
We are left without a father here.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014017561
(OCoLC)879329775
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Findlay
ISBN: 9780822376118 0822376113
OCLC Number: 892913708
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 300 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Family and fatherhood in "a new era for all" : populist politics and reformed colonialism --
Building homes, domesticity dreams, and the drive to modernity --
Removing "excess population" : redirecting the great migration --
Arriving in Michigan : the collapse of the dream --
The brega expands.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Eileen J. Suárez Findlay.

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