America's Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Critical America (New York University Hardcover))

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780814756805: America's Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Critical America (New York University Hardcover))
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The precise legal nature of the relationship between the United States and the people of Puerto Rico was not explicitly determined in 1898 when the Treaty of Paris transferred sovereignty over Puerto Rico from Spain to the United States. Since then, many court cases, beginning in 1901, have been instrumental in defining this delicate relationship. While the legislation has clearly established the nonexistence of Puerto Rican nationhood and lack of independent Puerto Rican citizenship, the debate over Puerto Rico's status continues to this day. Malavet offers a critique of Puerto Rico's current status as well as of its treatment by the U.S. legal and political systems. Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States, and Puerto Ricans living on this geographically separate island are subject to the United States's legal and political authority. They are the largest group of U.S. citizens currently living under territorial status. Malavet argues that the Puerto Rican cultural nation experiences U.S. imperialism, which compromises both the island's sovereignty and Puerto Ricans' citizenship rights. He analyzes the three alternatives to Puerto Rico's continued territorial status, examining the challenges manifest in each possibility, as well as illuminating what he believes to be the best course of action.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Provides a new and needed approach to understanding the development and current status of Puerto Rico." -Choice "In an era increasingly concerned with democracy around the world, Malavet reminds us of the forgotten colony in our own backyard - Puerto Rico. Utilizing a Critical Race/Latino Theory perspective, Malavet make the legal case for a post-colonial future in which reparations will be owed." -Adrien K. Wing,University of Iowa College of Law "America's Colony incisively analyzes the legal treatment of Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory and the second class treatment of Puerto Ricans. This important book is sure to become an influential critical analysis of the subordination of Puerto Ricans, who contrary to popular opinion are U.S. citizens by birth. Denied representation in the U.S. Congress and the right to vote for President, it is no surprise that Puerto Ricans on the island are denied the education, public benefits, and basic rights that other U.S. citizens enjoy. Importantly, America's Colony traces the legal justification for such treatment, including the amazing U.S. Supreme Court cases from the early twentieth century - decisions that have remained law to this day - that the U.S. Constitution simply does not fully apply to the territory of Puerto Rico. For anyone interested in one of the last American colonies, and modern Puerto Rico, including the controversy over bomb testing on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, Malavet's book is essential reading." -Kevin R. Johnson,University of California at Davis School of Law

Synopsis:

Malavet offers a critique of the USAs colony of Puerto Rico; its current status and its treatment by the US legal and political systems to which Puerto Ricans are subject. He argues that the Puerto Rican cultural nation experiences US imperialism, which compromises the island's sovereignty and Puerto Ricans' citizenship rights.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780814757413: America's Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Critical America (New York University Paperback))

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0814757413 ISBN 13:  9780814757413
Publisher: NYU Press, 2007
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Malavet, Pedro A
Published by NYU Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0814756808 ISBN 13: 9780814756805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description NYU Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0814756808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
120.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Malavet, Pedro A
Published by NYU Press (September 1, 2004) (2004)
ISBN 10: 0814756808 ISBN 13: 9780814756805
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
RushLtd
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description NYU Press (September 1, 2004), 2004. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0814756808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
120.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Pedro A Malavet
Published by NYU Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0814756808 ISBN 13: 9780814756805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description NYU Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0814756808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
245.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds