Rather than seeing U.S. empire in Puerto Rico during this period as a contest between two sharply polarized groups, del Moral views their interaction as a process of negotiation. Although educators and families rejected some tenets of Americanization, such as English-language instruction, they also redefined and appropriated others to their benefit to increase literacy and skills required for better occupations and social mobility. Pushing their citizenship-building vision through the schools, Puerto Ricans negotiated a different school project?one that was reformist yet radical, modern yet traditional, colonial yet nationalist.
- Education, Political Science, History
- Public Policy / Cultural Policy, Philosophy + Social Aspects, Caribbean + West Indies / General
- Univ of Wisconsin Pr
- February 5, 2013
- March 15, 2013
- Solsiree Del Moral