Positions Puerto Rico within the context of a regional anarchist network that stretched from the island to Cuba (a U.S. protectorate), Tampa, and New York, and struggled against religion, governments, and industrial capitalism.
Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations and Style Notes xiii Prologue xv Introduction: Cultural Politics and Transnational Anarchism in Puerto Rico 1 1. The Roots of Anarchism and Radical Labor Politics in Puerto Rico, 1870s-1899 23 2. Radicals and Reformers: Anarchists, Electoral Politics, and the Unions, 1900–1910 46 3. Anarchist Alliances, Government Repression: Education, Freethinkers, and CESs, 1909–1912 76 4. Anarchists, Freethinkers, and Spiritists: The Progressive Alliance against the Catholic Church, 1909–1912 92 5. Radicalism Imagined: Leftist Culture, Gender, and Revolutionary Violence, 1900–1920 106 6. Politics of the Bayamón Bloc and the Partido Socialista: Anarchism and Socialism in the 1910s 123 7. El Comunista: Radical Journalism and Transnational Anarchism, 1920–1921 141 Conclusion and Epilogue: Anarchist Antiauthoritarianism in a U.S. Colony, 1898–2011 167 Notes 181 Bibliography 199 Index 213