April 27, 2022
Solsiree del Moral: Race, Class, Education, and Youth in Puerto Rico
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, our host, Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, chats with Dr. Solsiree del Moral, Professor of American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. Dr. Del Moral addresses her work on the intersection of education, race, class, and children’s history in Puerto Rico. Additional topics include transnational blackness, mestizaje, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico,
Dr. Solsiree del Moral
- Del Moral, Solsiree. Negotiating Empire: The Cultural Politics of Schools in Puerto Rico, 1898-1952. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
Del Moral, Solsiree. “Modern Family, Modern Colonial Childhoods: Representations of Childhood and the U.S. Military in Colonial School Literature.” In Literary Cultures and Twentieth-Century Childhoods, Rachel Conrad and L. Brown Kennedy, eds., Palgrave, 2020, 113-128.
Del Moral, Solsiree. “‘Una niña humilde y de color’: Sources for the History of an Afro-Puerto Rican Childhood.” Journal of Caribbean History 53:2 (December 2019): 192-222.
Del Moral, Solsiree. “Language and Empire: Elizabeth Kneipple’s Colonial History of Puerto Rico.” CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 31:1 (Spring 2019): 56-86.
Del Moral, Solsiree. “Colonial Lessons: The Politics of Education in Puerto Rico, 1898-1930.” The American Historian (May 2018): 40-44.
Recent Works by Mentioned Scholars:
- Bergad, Laird W., and Herbert S. Klein. Hispanics in the United States: A Demographic, Social, and Economic History, 1980-2005. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Mallon, Florencia E. Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche Community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean State, 1906-2001. Durham , NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
- Scarano, Francisco A. Puerto Rico: Cinco Siglos De Historia. Mexico City, Mexico: Mc Graw-Hill, 2016.
- Stern, Steve J. Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989-2006. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
- Vaughan, Mary K. Cultural Politics in Revolution: Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1997.
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