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Black Flag Boricuas – Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921 - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Kirwin R. Shaffer


This book examines the radical Left in Puerto Rico from the final years of Spanish colonial rule into the 1920s. Positioning Puerto Rico within the context of a regional anarchist network that stretched from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Tampa, Florida, and New York City, the book illustrates how anarchists linked their struggle to the broader international anarchist struggles against religion, governments, and industrial capitalism. Their groups, plays, fiction, speeches, and press accounts—as well as the newspapers that they published—were central in helping to develop an anarchist vision for Puer ... More

Keywords: Puerto Rico, radical Left, Spanish colonial rule, Cuba, anarchists, religion, governments, industrial capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037641
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirwin R. Shaffer, author
Penn State University--Berks College