American Colonialism in Puerto Rico: The Judicial and Social Legacy

“This is a brilliant and outstanding book, quite persuasive in the way it interrogates history. Dr. Rivera Ramos performs the immense service of providing a serious discussion of the complexity of Puerto Rican history and political culture as well as a provocative rethinking of how imperial power works.”
—Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones, Princeton University



Efrén Rivera Ramos was Dean of the School of Law at the University of Puerto Rico where he is now a professor of legal and political studies. He is author of Colonialism and Integration in the Contemporary Caribbean.