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Almost citizens : Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and empire

Author: Sam Erman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Erman, Sam.
Almost citizens.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018035531
(OCoLC)1038468609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Erman
ISBN: 9781108246453 1108246451 9781108233866 1108233864
OCLC Number: 1060524705
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - University of Michigan, 2010), issued under title: Puerto Rico and the Promise of United States Citizenship : Struggles around Status in a New Empire, 1898-1917.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 275 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1898: "The Constitutional Lion in the Path" --
The Constitution and the New U.S. Expansion: Debating the Status of the Islands --
"We Are Naturally Americans": Federico Degetau and Santiago Iglesias Pursue Citizenship --
"American Aliens": Isabel Gonzalez, Domingo Collazo, Federico Degetau, and the Supreme Court, 1902-1905 --
Reconstructing Puerto Rico, 1904-1909 --
The Jones Act and the Long Path to Collective Naturalization.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Sam Erman, University of Southern California.

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