A Contemporary View Of US Puerto Rican Relations

by Brian Irving



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/03/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781585006342

About the Book

Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States in December of 1898, and it is still a colony over 100 years later. In December of 1998, a status plebiscite was held in which the voters of the island were asked to vote for their status preference. Four alternatives were offered: statehood, commonwealth, independence or free association. More than 50% of the voters selected the fifth column which was 'none of the above.' The author discusses all aspects of current U.S. Puerto Rican relations and suggests a solution for the endless debate about the future of the island.

About the Author

An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Professor Irving studied at UCLA, the University of Connecticut, U.S.I.U. and Wesleyan University. He worked as an instructor and administrator at the Univ. of Connecticut and is presently working as an adjunct professor at Eastern New Mexico University, in Roswell, New Mexico. For 27 years of his professional career he worked in Puerto Rico as an Associate Prof. of History and as an administrator for the Inter American University of P.R. For 14 years, he taught, among other courses, the History of Puerto Rico in Spanish.