Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBusquets, Lizette
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-06T05:30:23Z
dc.date.available2015-01-06T05:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherbusquets_lizette_201408_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/busquets_lizette_201408_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30883
dc.description.abstractAmerican occupation of the island of Puerto Rico in 1898 entailed countless economic, political, and social changes. As a result, Puerto Rican economy became increasingly dependent on sugar cane cultivation. Peasants and workers migrated to coastal areas while wages were insufficient to provide proper housing and health. In spite of promises of modernity and benevolent public health campaigns, a tuberculosis epidemic continued to claim thousands of lives while official discourse continued to obscure the connection between the sugar economy and tuberculosis mortality rates.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTuberculosis
dc.subjectImperialism
dc.titleUnhealthy bodies in sugar landscapes
dc.title.alternativeAmerican imperialism, sugar economy and tuberculosis in early twentieth century Puerto Rico
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorReinaldo Roman
dc.description.committeeReinaldo Roman
dc.description.committeeNan McMurry
dc.description.committeeOscar Chamosa


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record