Islanders in the empire : Filipino and Puerto Rican laborers in Hawai'i /

"In the early 1900s, workers from new U.S. colonies in the Philippines and Puerto Rico held unusual legal status. Denied citizenship, they nonetheless had the right to move freely in and out of U.S. jurisdiction. As a result, Filipinos and Puerto Ricans could seek jobs in the United States and...

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Main Author: Poblete, JoAnna, 1974-
Format: eBook
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Series:Asian American experience.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Defining U.S. Colonial Experiences: The Long History of U.S. Expansionism
  • 1. Letters Home: The Failure of Puerto Rican Recruitment
  • 2. Flexible and Accommodating: Successful Recruitment and Renention of Filipinos
  • 3. Indefinite Dependence: U.S. Control over Puerto Rican Labor Complaints
  • 4. Tensions of Colonial Cooperation: Philippine Authority over Labor Complaints
  • 5. Conflicting Convictions; Filipino Ethnic Minister Interactions with the Plantation Community
  • 6. Limited Leadership: Roles of Puerto Rican Labor Agents in the Plantation CommunityConclusion: Current Struggles against U.S. Colonialism and Empire
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index