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Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Jorge Rodríguez "Beruff and José L. Bolivar "Fresneda (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Caribbean played an important military and strategic role during the Second World War that has not been sufficiently acknowledged in the numerous studies of that global conflict. They generally ... More


Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

David V. Carruthers (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental justice concerns form an important part of popular environmental movements in many countries. Activists, scholars, and policymakers in the developing world, for example, increasingly ... More


Puerto Rico: Headquarters of the Caribbean Sea Frontier, 1940–1945

Fitzroy André Baptiste

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Author assesses the strategic significance of Puerto Rico to the overall war effort in the Caribbean. Baptiste, as we have mentioned, was the leading scholar on the consequences of the war for the ... More


Vieques: The Impact of the Second World War

César J. Ayala Casás and José L. Bolívar Fresneda

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

César Ayala Casás and José L. Bolívar Fresneda discuss in their essay the construction of a U.S. naval base in Vieques, the Navy’s expropriation of two-thirds of the island, and ensuing social and ... More


Bunkers, Bats, and Base Closures

David G. Havlick

in Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Since the 1980s, a series of military base closures in the United States has generated opportunities for new kinds of land use across vast areas of land. Many of these sites are now managed as ... More


Real Restoration?

David G. Havlick

in Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecological restoration is premised upon the idea of improving the environment where it has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. These projects often face technical and financial challenges, but ... More


The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Katherine T. McCaffrey

in Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter reveals that residents of Vieques, Puerto Rico, continue to make efforts to ensure environmental justice and to deal with unequal exposure to environmental risk from the activities of ... More


Young Turks: Progressive Activists and Organizations, 1970–1985

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how political clubs and organizations trained black and Latino Progressive activists to participate in electoral politics in the 1970s and 1980s. It looks at the response by black ... More


From Secessionism to Mutual Agreement in the American Context: The Case of Puerto Rico

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 5 examines the origins, emergence, and constitutionally entrenched status of the US–Puerto Rico partially independent union. Puerto Rico is a paradigmatic example of a post-imperial state’s ... More


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