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Constitutional interpretation and nation building: The Territorial clause and the Foraker Act, 1787–1900


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Abstract (summary)

This project explores the relationship between constitutional interpretation and acquisition and governance of territories during the nineteenth century. This project explores how Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive branch constructed the constitution in order to justify various imperialist nation-building endeavors. In the process, this project explores questions of citizenship, race, constitutional interpretation, and nation building.

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Subject
Political science;
Law;
American history
Classification
0615: Political science
0398: Law
0337: American history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Constitutional interpretation, Foraker Act, Imperialism, Nation-building, Puerto Rico, Territorial clause
Title
Constitutional interpretation and nation building: The Territorial clause and the Foraker Act, 1787–1900
Author
Venator Santiago, Charles Robert
Number of pages
270
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 63/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493882109, 0493882103
Advisor
Alejandro, Roberto
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3068599
ProQuest document ID
305530485
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305530485
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