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Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Jorge Rodríguez "Beruff and José L. Bolivar "Fresneda

Abstract

The Caribbean played an important military and strategic role during the Second World War that has not been sufficiently acknowledged in the numerous studies of that global conflict. They generally focus on major theatres of combat such as Europe or the Asia-Pacific region. However, the Caribbean also played a vital role in this conflict. Despite the importance of the topic, published scholarship on Puerto Rico’s involvement in the global conflict and its domestic impact was scarce until recently. Indeed the editors believe that Puerto Rico’s postwar transformation cannot be grasped without tr ... More

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Second World War, Rexford G. Tugwell, William D. Leahy, Vieques

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461640
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jorge Rodríguez "Beruff, editor
University of Puerto Rico

José L. Bolivar "Fresneda, editor

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