The History Department of the College of Staten Island/CUNY Fall 2021 History Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Program, presents “An Island & Its Doctored Images: Foreign Policy & Puerto Rico in the American Imagination, 1898-1965,” a talk and discussion with Carlos Alberto Santiago, MA in History (Brooklyn College/CUNY), Advanced Certificate in Public History (College of Staten Island/CUNY), and Digital Collections Assistant at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York

The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 12 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm via Zoom.

The moderators will be Professor Eric A. Ivison and Adjunct Assistant Professor Joseph Frusci.

The Monroe Doctrine helped Puerto Rico and the United States cross paths. With each evolution of this foreign policy, the image of Puerto Rico and its people changed along with it. Between 1898-1965, Puerto Rico went from being portrayed as a backwater to being characterized as a capitalist miracle.

Please join us for this fascinating talk and discussion on Zoom. Please register prior to the start of the event to ensure you arrive before the lecture starts.

This is a CC CLUE event.

By the Division of Academic Affairs