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Economic history of Puerto Rico

institutional change and capitalist development

by James L. Dietz

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Puerto Rico
    • Subjects:
    • Investments -- Puerto Rico -- History.,
    • Capitalism -- Puerto Rico -- History.,
    • Puerto Rico -- Economic conditions.,
    • Puerto Rico -- Commerce -- History.,
    • Puerto Rico -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames L. Dietz.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC154.5 .D54 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 337 p., [11] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages337
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2719014M
      ISBN 100691077169, 0691022488
      LC Control Number86012313

      By about A.D. , this culture had disappeared, bringing to an end the island's historical era of pottery making. Ethnologists' opinions differ as to whether the tribes were eradicated by new invasions from South America, succumbed to starvation or plague, or simply evolved into the next culture that dominated Puerto Rico -- the Ostionoids. Interweaving findings of the "new" Puerto Rican historiography with those of earlier historical studies, and using the most recent theoretical concepts to interpret them, James Dietz examines the complex manner in which productive and class relations within Puerto Rico have interacted with changes in its place in the world economy. Besides 4/5(1).

        Although Maria escalated Puerto Rico's financial chaos into a humanitarian crisis, the island had already been reeling from years of financial missteps and economic struggles.   At that time, Puerto Rico's economy relied on its sugar crop, but by the middle of the century, an ambitious industrialization effort, called Operation Bootstrap, was underway.

      Mr. Bechara is an attorney in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The Development of the Puerto Rican economy sheds light on the true causes of economic growth. The history of the island’s development is peculiar to it, but the policies implemented in Puerto Rico to achieve progress hold universal : Dennis Bechara. NOTE: 1) The information regarding Puerto Rico on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Puerto Rico Economy information contained here.


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Economic history of Puerto Rico by James L. Dietz Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is the best known and used book ion the history of Puerto Rico's economy from Spanish colonial times to the s. I am writing an essay on the historiography of "Puerto Rico and the New Deal" and the chapter "The Thirties: Crisis and Transformation" is priceless. Dietz wrtes on Latin American by:   Economic History of Puerto Rico book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a comprehensive and detailed account of the econom /5.

within Puerto Rico have interacted with changes in its place in the world economy. Besides including aggregate data on Puerto Rico’s economy, the author offers valuable information on workers’ living conditions and women workers, plus new interpretations of development since Operation Bootstrap.

His evaluation of the island’s export-oriented. Book; Published by: Princeton University Press; View contents. View Citation; summary. This is a comprehensive and detailed account of the economic history of Puerto Rico from the period of Spanish colonial domination to the present.

Interweaving findings of the "new" Puerto Rican historiography with those of earlier historical studies, and usingCited by: Economic History of Puerto Rico: Institutional Change and Capitalist Development - James L. Dietz - Google Books This is a comprehensive and detailed account of the economichistory of Puerto Rico 5/5(1).

The liberal think tank Brookings Institution and the Puerto Rican Center for the New Economy got together to purportedly write a book on the island's economy. In reality, it reads like a symposium on the Puertorrican economy, written by academics/5(2). Puerto Rico’s economy, now based on services and manufacturing, was dominated by agriculture until the midth century.

Under Spanish colonial rule the island was largely neglected because of its limited mineral resources. Puerto Rico's economy prior to the arrival of Spaniards was based on hunting and gathering with agriculture.

Taíno Indians who inhabited the territory were skilled at agriculture and hunting, they were also good sailors, fishermen, canoe makers, and navigators. Their main crops were cassava, garlic, potatoes, yautías, mamey, guava, and anón.

Two years later, under legislation passed by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with its economic crisis, the commonwealth declared a form of bankruptcy, claiming debt of more than $70 billion, mostly to U.S.

investors. In SeptemberPuerto Rico’s economic woes were compounded when Hurricane Maria. Over a century ago, the U.S.

prevented Puerto Rico from gaining autonomy. In FebruaryPuerto Ricans had a lot to celebrate. After centuries of Spanish colonial rule, they had just become an Author: Becky Little.

This is a comprehensive and detailed account of the economic history of Puerto Rico from the period of Spanish colonial domination to the present. Interweaving findings of the “new” Puerto Rican historiography with those of earlier historical studies, and using the most recent theoretical concepts to interpret them, James Dietz.

Besides including aggregate data on Puerto Rico's economy, the author offers valuable information on workers' living conditions and women workers, plus new interpretations of development since Operation Bootstrap. His evaluation of the island's export-oriented economy has implications for many other developing countries.5/5(1).

Although Puerto Rico had just begun its experiment with self-government granted by the Spanish rulers inits citizens initially greeted the transfer of ultimate authority from Spain to the United States in with much enthusiasm because of the promise of the expansion of American democratic values and economic development.

Economic recession on the island has led to a net population loss since aboutas large numbers of residents moved to the US mainland. The trend has accelerated since ; inPuerto Rico experienced a net population loss to the mainland of 64, more than double the net loss of 26, in History of Puerto Rico Christopher Columbus reached the island and claimed it for Spain on Novem He named it San Juan Bautista.

It became known as Puerto Rico afterwhen the city of San Juan had been founded and given the island's original name. Spanish Conquest and Settlement.

The economy of Puerto Rico was transformed drastically upon the arrivals of Spaniards in until their departure in The economy during that period was driven by slavery of the native population, the Taíno, and by slaves brought from y group: Developed/Advanced, High.

Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico - History: The following discussion focuses on Puerto Rican history from the time of European settlement.

For treatment of the island in its regional context, see Latin America, history of, and West Indies, history of. The first inhabitants of Puerto Rico were hunter-gatherers who reached the island more than 1, years before the arrival of the Spanish.

James L. Dietz is the author of Economic History of Puerto Rico ( avg rating, 25 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Puerto Rico, Negotiating Develo 4/5. Economic History of Puerto Rico by James L.

Dietz,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(28). The first half of the s witnessed unprecedented population growth in Puerto Rico.

Most of the growth resulted from Spanish immigration as a Spanish subjects from other parts of the hemisphere--including troops and other peninsulares from former Spanish possessions that had recently achieved their independence--and refugees from adjacent Caribbean islands came to Puerto Rico.

Inthe United States took over rich lands that influenced Puerto Rico's economy that soon made Puerto Rico a state that was more capitalized in operation. There was no limit in their treads to the United States, the sugar industry had expanded and irrigation payments.

The taxes Hollander Act was taxing 2 percent on rural property in   Puerto Rico Economic Growth The economy is likely to contract in fiscal yearwhich runs from July to Juneafter growing in FY for the first time in seven years. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic, earthquakes and a dwindling population.The book titled "Historia Geográfica, Civil y Política de Puerto Rico was published in Madrid, constitutes a complete history of Puerto Rico from the time of its discovery in until On May 2, an earthquake occurred with an approximate magnitude of 8 .