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    From the Inside Flap -------------------- "Laura Briggs has given us a very smart book. She's opened my eyes to Puerto Rican women's centrality to the entire American imperial enterprise. Pay attention to prostitution―debates about it, maneuvers to control it, reliance on it―and we'll gain a more realistic sense of political life. Briggs shows us how true that is. I'm going to recommend this book to everyone."―Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives "A superb analysis of how U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico had profound effects on sex, gender, and racial formations in both nations. Briggs sets new standards for the study of race and gender in U.S. women's history."―Peggy Pascoe, University of Oregon Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) From the Back Cover ------------------- "Laura Briggs has given us a very smart book. She's opened my eyes to Puerto Rican women's centrality to the entire American imperial enterprise. Pay attention to prostitution--debates about it, maneuvers to control it, reliance on it--and we'll gain a more realistic sense of political life. Briggs shows us how true that is. I'm going to recommend this book to everyone."--Cynthia Enloe, author of "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives "This book not only brings a significant original contribution to the analyses and understanding of an important period in Puerto Rican history, it also brings rich and original information and perspectives to gender, cultural, and sociological studies. While reading it, I felt amazed by its solid documentation and fresh analysis of a period that has been 'studied' extensively, but in a very traditional way. The book brings sharp understanding to the past, and also builds links to the present and future, clearly showing its pertinence and relevance for scholars, students and the general public."--Yamila Azize-Vargas, author of "La mujer en la lucha (History of Puerto Rican Feminism, 1898-1930) "A superb analysis of how U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico had profound effects on sex, gender, and racial formations in both nations. Briggs sets new standards for the study of race and gender in U.S. women's history."--Peggy Pascoe, University of Oregon Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) See all Editorial Reviews ( /dp/product-description/0520232585/ref=dp_proddesc_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&isInIframe=0 )
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    Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico