Letters and Politics

History of Relationship Between the United States and Puerto Rico

On today’s show, Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Harry Franqui-Rivera, Associate Professor of History at Bloomfield College and author of the book Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952. After an economic crisis and a devastating hurricane, the island is struggling to recover. To understand the whole situation, we are going back into the history of how Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States with a particular status.


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