Puerto Rico

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History

 

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Erik L

 

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August 10, 2011

 

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University

 

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A

 

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7 / 1938

 

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However, such modern notions of solidarity contradict the fact that by 1898 Puerto Rican society was characterized by great racial and class differences. As claimed by Jose Luis Gonzalez in his Puerto Rico: The Four Storeyed Country, these differences made "Puerto Rico [?] a country so divided racially, socially, economically and culturally that it should be described as two countries rather than one" (Gonzalez14)...
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As claimed by Jose Luis Gonzalez in his Puerto Rico: The Four Storeyed Country, these differences made "Puerto Rico [?] a country so divided racially, socially, economically and culturally that it should be described as two countries rather than one" (Gonzalez14). The rise and fall of the international sugar market, and the subsequent ascendancy of the coffee market in the Puerto Rican economy, helped to create the "foreign elements" within Puerto Rico that make modern views of Puerto Rican identity extremely problematic...
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