The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Sponsored Migration places Puerto Rico’s migration policy in its historical context, examining the central role the Puerto Rican government played in encouraging and organizing migration during the postwar period. Meléndez sheds an important new light on the many ways in which the government intervened in the movement of its people: attempting to provide labor to U.S. agriculture, incorporating migrants into places like New York City, seeking to expand the island’s air transportation infrastructure, and even promoting migration in the public school system. One of the first scholars to explore this topic in depth, Meléndez illuminates how migration influenced U.S. and Puerto Rican relations from 1898 onward.
KeywordsHistory; Latina/o and Latin American Studies; American Studies; Race and Ethnic Studies; Government of Puerto Rico; Luis Muñoz Marín; Michigan; New York (state); Puerto Rico; United States
PublisherThe Ohio State University Press
Publication date and placeColumbus, OH, 2018-04-30
SeriesGlobal Latin/o Americas,
History of the Americas