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Puerto Rican Citizenship: researching the past and present
Friday, January 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00pm
Presented by UCONN’s Archive Project Leads Jennifer Snow, Digital Scholarship/Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian and Marisol Ramos, Publishing/Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian.
The United States annexed Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War of 1898….[and] Puerto Rico’s territorial status has not changed in more than a century. Congress has debated upwards of 102 bills containing citizenship provisions for the island and enacted at least ten laws with citizenship provisions for
Puerto Rico. There are four different types of citizenship:
- a Puerto Rican citizenship (1900-1934)
- individual naturalization (1906-1940)
- collective naturalization (1917-1940)
- birthright or jus solicitizenship (1941 to the present)
Find out what happened in 1989 and again in 2017 regarding this citizenship debate, and learn about The Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project (PRCAP) which provides public access to the key historical documents shaping this story, with the goal of creating a reliable public archive of primary documents that can foster new research projects on Puerto Rico and its relationship to the United States as well as on broader visions of U.S. citizenship
Explore this archive at: http://scholarscollaborative.org/PuertoRico/
Wednesday, 1/31 is reserved as a snow day.