Rural Life, History, and Anthropology in the Post-World War II Hispanic Caribbean


ACLS Project Development Grants


Sociology and Anthropology


This project will produce a comparative study of life in rural Cuba and Puerto Rico after World War II and before the transformations in the sociopolitical landscape caused by Operation Bootstrap and the Cuban Revolution. Using untapped anthropological sources from the 1940s and 1950s, such as fieldnotes, journals, and images, the project explores the intellectual history of US anthropology as well as the formative years of Caribbean area studies. The grant will support archival research in the United States during 2018-19.