Building an Occupation: Puerto Rican Laborers in the Dominican Republic, 1916–1924

  title={Building an Occupation: Puerto Rican Laborers in the Dominican Republic, 1916–1924},
  author={Micah Wright},
  journal={Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas},
  pages={103 - 83}
  • Micah Wright
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
Abstract: This article details US officials’ mobilization of Puerto Rican labor during the occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916–1924) and the consequences for transnational working-class solidarity. It argues that the military government relied on Puerto Ricans as both imperial laborers and role models whose presumed cultural affinities with the Dominican populace would forestall resistance and contribute to efforts to reform Dominican society. Yet the rise of Dominican nationalist… Expand
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