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Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana


Seams of Empire tells the story of journalists, writers, and activists who challenged and re-imagined colonial and racial arrangements in Puerto Rico and the United States from 1940 to 1972. In particular, the book argues for a move beyond comparison as a methodological lens for understanding race in Puerto Rico and the United States. In its place, the book proposes racial imbrication, or the structured and relational ideas about race that also highlight hidden relations of power, as an alternative analytic lens. Using racial imbrication, Alamo Pastrana argues that responses to institutionaliz ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Puerto Rico, comparative race, Black Press, racial imbrication, colonialism, ocial movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062563
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana, author
Vassar College