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

@article{Wright2016BuildingAO,
  title={Building an Occupation: Puerto Rican Laborers in the Dominican Republic, 1916–1924},
  author={Micah C. Wright},
  journal={Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={103 - 83}
}
  • Micah C. Wright
  • Published 13 November 2016
  • Political Science, History
  • 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… 
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