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War and Political Transition in Puerto Rico, 1939–1940

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff

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/9781628461640.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Rodriguez Beruff analyzes the political dynamics of the prewar period. It traces the transition from the stormy Puerto Rican governorship of General Blanton Winship to that of the far more able ... More


Groping in the Dark: U.S.-British Coalition Encounters, 1936–1939

William T. Johnsen

in The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168333
eISBN:
9780813168340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter begins with a description of the Panay Incident, a Japanese attack on U.S. and British gunboats in China in December 1937, that prompted Roosevelt to initiate naval conversations. The ... More


Rediscovering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: US Strategic Debate and War Planning on the Eve of the Second World War

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff

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/9781628461640.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff discusses the intensification of U.S. strategic debate war planning related to the Caribbean between 1938 and 1941, in the face of European and Japanese expansionism. During ... More


The War Economy of Puerto Rico, 1939–1945

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/9781628461640.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

José L. Bolívar Fresneda, a historian and engineer, assesses the impact of massive U.S. military investment, the use of the New Deal agencies for war purposes, and the fluke of the rum-revenue ... More


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


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