The most recent special issue of Radical History Review, “Puerto Rico: A U.S. Colony in a Postcolonial World?”, edited by Margaret Power and Andor Skotnes, is now available.
Puerto Rico has been a United States colony for close to 115 years, and it was a Spanish colony for nearly four centuries before that. From a variety of economic, political, and cultural angles, this collected volume explores the realities and legacies of colonial experiences and the complex relationships of present-day Puerto Rico to the United States, Latin America, and the world. It focuses on the long, multifaceted resistance of Puerto Rican people to this colonialism and postcolonialism, and how the history and legacy of colonialism is key to understanding Puerto Rico today.
Essays in this issue explore topics such as:
- Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
- women’s independence organizing in Puerto Rico
- gendered representations of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. press from 1940-1950
Read the guest editors’ introduction to this special issue, made freely available through August 30, 2017.