Centro eJournal Launches with New Digital Exhibit on Puerto Rican Veterans


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The Centro eJournal is a new initiative from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Hunter College, CUNY) that combines new digital humanities resources with new approaches to library and archival digital services. Below are excerpts from a Centro Voices interview with professor of history (Bloomfield College) and former Centro researcher Harry Franqui-Rivera on the military history of Puerto Rico and the Centro eJournal’s inaugural project “The Puerto Rican Experience in the U.S. Military: A Century of Unheralded Service.”

[. . .] There is a long history of Puerto Ricans serving in the US military that dates back to 1899. And while their experience has been documented, it has also gone largely underappreciated and under-studied. However, with the launch of Centro eJournal and its first publication, “The Puerto Rican Experience in the U.S. Military: A Century of Unheralded Service,” that history will now be widely accessible in a new…

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