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CENTRO Journal vol. XXIX, no. I, Spring 2017 (*)


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CENTRO Journal vol. 29 no. 1 2017
U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico: One Hundred Years After the Jones Act
Guest Editors: Charles R. Venator-Santiago and Edgardo Meléndez




Preface—Edwin Meléndez


Introduction: U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico: One Hundred Years After the Jones Act / Charles R. Venator-Santiago and Edgardo Meléndez

Mapping the Contours of the History of the Extension of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Rico, 1898–Present / Charles R. Venator-Santiago

The Unresolved Constitutional Issues of Puerto Rican Citizenship / Rogers M. Smith

Citizenship and Equality in an Age of Diversity: Reflections on Balzac and the Indian Civil Rights Act / Sanford Levinson

To Be or Not to Be: Puerto Ricans and Their Illusory U.S. Citizenship / Juan R. Torruella

Citizenship in U.S. Territories: Constitutional Right or Congressional Privilege? / Neil Weare

Dual Consciousness About Law And Justice: Puerto Ricans’ Battle For U.S. Citizenship In Hawai‘i / Susan K. Serrano

“…Acting Like an American Citizen”: Discursive and Political Resistance to Puerto Rican U.S. Citizenship Anomalies in the 1930s / Daniel Acosta Elkan

A Note on the Puerto Rican De-Naturalization Exception of 1948 / Charles R. Venator-Santiago

Puerto Ricans as Contingent Citizens: Shifting Mandated Identities and Imperial Disjunctures / Pedro Cabán

Puerto Ricans and U.S. Citizenship in 1917: Imperatives of Security /Bartholomew Sparrow and Jennifer Lamm

Comments on the Jones Act and the Grant of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Ricans / Edgardo Meléndez

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  1. Comprehensive Materials Regarding American Citizenship of Puertoricans 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2019

    For any person wishing to study this relevant constitutional issue ,this publication and the different articles which are included ,provide a thorough discussion of the topic from several points of views from highly qualified authors . Probably the best comprehensive compilation of materials and references on this topic that I have seen. For the serious student and reader I suggest that this particular issue be purchased and kept as reference on the subject.

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