TITLE

COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND THE PERSISTENCE OF INJUSTICE: FROM HAWAI'I'S PLANTATIONS TO CONGRESS-PUERTO RICANS' CLAIMS TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE POLITY

AUTHOR(S)
Serrano, Susan K.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Southern California Review of Law & Social Justice;Summer2011, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p353
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the collective memory and inherent inequality of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. It says that Puerto Ricans have been excluded from the U.S. polity under the Foraker Act known as the Organic Act of 1900 while the 1917 passage of the Jones Act has racialized Puerto Ricans as of different descent. It relates the story of Puerto Rican laborers in Hawai'i who suffered abuse from the hands of plantation owners and government authorities.
ACCESSION #
67229742

 

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