Transformation: The Story of Modern Puerto Rico

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

EARL PARKER HANSON was born in Berlin, Germany, of American parents in 1899. He was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and has done graduate work in geography at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. At various times during his life he has been an engineer, explorer, lecturer, and writer. He is the author of many distinguished books in the general field of geography and has contributed frequently to geographical and scholarly magazines. He is presently chairman of the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Delaware. The author's interest in Puerto Rico began in 1935 when he served there as planning consultant in the early stages of the work which is now being carried on by the Puerto Rico Planning Board.

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Transformation: The Story of Modern Puerto Rico
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Right Shall Again Prevail v
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xv
  • Chapter I - Transformation 1
  • Chapter II - The Colony 21
  • Chapter III - The Anguish of Colonialism 40
  • Chapter IV - Colonialism Bankrupt 61
  • Chapter V - Tragic Lunacy 77
  • Chapter VI - Growth of a Leader 94
  • Chapter VII - Lobbyist 116
  • Chapter VIII - Reconstruction 135
  • Chapter IX - Disintegration 152
  • Chapter X - 1940 172
  • Chapter XI - Tugwell 190
  • Chapter XIII - Neither Radical nor Conservative 227
  • Chapter XV - Power and Industry 266
  • Chapter XVI - The Tourist Industry 284
  • Chapter XVII - Public Health 300
  • Chapter XVIII - Education 317
  • Chapter XIX - Civic Employment 336
  • Chapter XX - Culture Changes and The Population Problem 351
  • Chapter XXI - Migration 366
  • Chapter XXII - Where Now? 382
  • Index 405
  • About the Author 417
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