New Book—“Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the US”

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Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States, by Edgardo Meléndez, was just published by Ohio State Press (12 July 2017):

Description:Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States is an impressively well-researched book that argues that the government of Puerto Rico organized the great migration of the 1950s via multiple interventions into education, travel regulation, and migrant assistance in the United States. Was Puerto Rican migration a domestic phenomenon, or an international one? The thorough analysis of this hybrid case offers an excellent anchor for comparative studies of migration.” —Dr. César Ayala, author of Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Puerto Rico is often left out of conversations on migration and transnationalism within the Latino context. Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Meléndez…

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