Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Centro Library and Archives
Silberman Building, Rm 120 2180 Third Ave. at 119th St.
New York, NY 10035
In Soldiers of the Nation, Harry Franqui-Rivera argues that the emergence of strong and complicated Puerto Rican national identities is deeply rooted in the long history of colonial military organizations on the island. Franqui-Rivera examines the patterns of inclusion-exclusion within the military and the various forms of citizenship that are subsequently transformed into socioeconomic and political enfranchisement.
Author: Harry Franqui-Rivera
Commentator: Teresita Levy, Lehman College